Saturday’s Serie A round-up: Juve salvage last-gasp draw

Juventus' local rivals made them wait a little longer for a sixth straight Scudetto as Napoli won to stretch the Serie A title race to round 36.

Juventus denied Torino a first away derby win since 1995 as Gonzalo Higuain's last-gasp equaliser clinched a 1-1 draw at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday.

The Bianconeri had a chance to clinch the league title on matchday 35, although they had to rely on results elsewhere to aid them.

In the end it didn't matter, as Toro took the lead on 52 minutes with a stunning free-kick from Adem Ljajic that threatened to end their long winless streak away from home in Derby della Mole.

But their hopes were dashed at the death when Higuain pounced to earn a share of the spoils and nudge Juve closer to more league honours.

Elsewhere, Napoli moved up to second place in the standings with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Cagliari at Stadio San Paolo.

The hosts were leading as early as the second minute when Dries Mertens opened the scoring, and the Belgian struck again in the opening stages of the second half before Lorenzo Insigne sealed the win.

Diego Farias managed a stoppage-time consolation for the 12th-placed Rossoblu, who lost for a third time in five outings. The Azzurri, meanwhile, climbed two points above Roma into the runners-up spot – eight points adrift of the champions-elect. 

Saturday's results:

Napoli 3-1 Cagliari
Juventus 1-1 Torino

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