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Del Piero steals the show to send Juventus top

Published: Wednesday 11 April 2012, 23.24CET
Juventus reassumed pole position in Serie A after a 2-1 win against third-placed S.S. Lazio courtesy of an Alessandro Del Piero free-kick on his 700th appearance for the club.

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Published: Wednesday 11 April 2012, 23.24CET

Del Piero steals the show to send Juventus top

Juventus reassumed pole position in Serie A after a 2-1 win against third-placed S.S. Lazio courtesy of an Alessandro Del Piero free-kick on his 700th appearance for the club.

A free-kick from Alessandro Del Piero on his 700th Juventus appearance earned the Bianconeri a 2-1 win against S.S. Lazio and a return to the top of Serie A.

Simone Pepe (30) gave the hosts the lead when he drifted in behind the Lazio defence, collected Andrea Pirlo's clipped pass and acrobatically fired in from close range. The advantage lasted all of 15 minutes, however, as Stefano Mauri met Lionel Scaloni's whipped cross with a powerful header.

With eight minutes left, up stepped Del Piero to curl a free-kick into the bottom corner and seal a win that puts his side a point clear of AC Milan, who on Tuesday prevailed 1-0 at AC Chievo Verona.

"We are in the final stages of the battle, we won't give up and neither will [Milan]," Del Piero said. "I feel fine in the head and in my legs and I'm just thinking about the next game."

AS Roma were the other big winners of the evening, goals in the last four minutes from Francesco Totti and Marquinho securing a 3-1 triumph over Udinese Calcio. The win means the Giallorossi leapfrog SSC Napoli – who lost 3-1 to Atalanta BC – into fifth.

Elsewhere, FC Internazionale Milano overcame AC Siena 2-1, Calcio Catania lost 2-1 at home to relegation-threatened US Lecce, Parma FC beat Novara Calcio 2-0, while Genoa CFC and ACF Fiorentina drew with AC Cesena and US Città di Palermo respectively.

Last updated: 05/12/13 7.13CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/04/2012 15:21 CET

11/04/2012

ParmaParma2-0NovaraNovara

Giovinco 27, Jonathan 40

Venue: Parma

11/04/2012

CataniaCatania1-2LecceLecce

Bergessio 52

Corvia 88, Di Michele 90+1

Venue: Catania

11/04/2012

JuventusJuventus2-1LazioLazio

Pepe 30, Del Piero 82

Mauri 45

Venue: Torino

11/04/2012

RomaRoma3-1UdineseUdinese

Osvaldo 8, Totti 86, de Mattos Filho 90+2

Fernandes 43

Venue: Roma

11/04/2012

InternazionaleInternazionale2-1SienaSiena

Milito 42, 81 (P)

D'Agostino 6

Venue: Milano

11/04/2012

NapoliNapoli1-3AtalantaAtalanta

Lavezzi 13

Bonaventura 10, Bellini 57, Carmona 68

Venue: Napoli

11/04/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina0-0PalermoPalermo

Venue: Firenze

11/04/2012

GenoaGenoa1-1CesenaCesena

Rossi 41

Mutu 76

Venue: Genova

10/04/2012

ChievoChievo0-1MilanMilan

Muntari 8

Venue: Verona

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 30/04/2012 15:21 CET

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