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Roma defeat hands Juventus third straight title

Published: Sunday 4 May 2014, 16.57CET
Juventus have been crowned champions of Italy for a third season running after second-placed AS Roma lost 4-1 at Calcio Catania, leaving them eight points adrift with two games to play.

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Published: Sunday 4 May 2014, 16.57CET

Roma defeat hands Juventus third straight title

Juventus have been crowned champions of Italy for a third season running after second-placed AS Roma lost 4-1 at Calcio Catania, leaving them eight points adrift with two games to play.

Juventus have retained the Serie A title without kicking a ball after closest pursuers AS Roma had their nine-match winning sequence punctured by relegation-threatened Calcio Catania.

Two Mariano Izco goals in the opening 34 minutes gave Catania a firm platform, and although Francesco Totti then chipped into the deficit, second-half strikes from Gonzalo Bergessio and Pablo Barrientos extinguished the Giallorossi's slim hopes of snatching the title. They now lie eight points behind Juve with two games remaining, and the Bianconeri will celebrate their third straight Italian crown at home to Atalanta BC on Monday.

Elsewhere, AC Milan prevailed 1-0 at home against derby rivals FC Internazionale Milano, with Nigel de Jong notching the all-important goal on 65 minutes, while Udinese Calcio won 5-3 against AS Livorno Calcio, who have replaced Catania at the foot of the table. Seven of the eight strikes arrived in an opening period in which Antonio Di Natale registered twice after missing from the spot.

AC Chievo Verona lie two points outside the drop zone, meanwhile, having lost striker Sergio Pellissier to a red card during a 1-0 home defeat by sixth-placed Torino FC. As for Parma FC, they beat UC Sampdoria 2-0, Antonio Cassano and Ezequiel Schelotto weighing in with the goals on a day when Genoa CFC were held to a goalless draw by fourth-from-bottom Bologna FC.

Last updated: 04/05/14 22.44CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/05/2014 22:42 CET

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MilanMilan1-0InternazionaleInternazionale

N. de Jong 65

Venue: Milano

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ParmaParma2-0SampdoriaSampdoria

Cassano 8, Schelotto 90

Venue: Parma

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UdineseUdinese5-3LivornoLivorno

Di Natale 19, 45, Badu 21, Pereyra 33, Gabriel Silva 44

Betanin 13, 29, Mesbah 88

Venue: Udine

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CataniaCatania4-1RomaRoma

Izco 26, 34, Bergessio 55, Barrientos 79

Totti 37

Venue: Catania

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ChievoChievo0-1TorinoTorino

Sardo 54 (og)

Venue: Verona

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GenoaGenoa0-0BolognaBologna

Venue: Genova

Standings

Last updated: 04/05/2014 22:42 CET

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