Juventus close in on title

With five games left to play, Juventus are 14 points clear of Lazio at the top of Serie A but the latter???s 4-0 win over Parma, who are relegated as a result, means Juve???s fourth successive championship has not yet been confirmed.

“At this stage it would take a miracle in reverse for us not to win the title,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

“I hope we can get the point we need in Genoa (against Sampdoria), even though we have lost our last two away games at Parma and Torino, so we can concentrate on the Champions League and Coppa Italia matches.”

Gonzalo Rodriguez put Fiorentina ahead with a penalty but Fernando Llorente headed Juve level before Tevez scored twice, taking his league tally to 20, to complete the win.

Rodriguez missed a second penalty in between and Josip Ilicic replied with a late goal.

Marco Parolo, Miroslav Klose and Antonio Candreva scored in a six-minute spell early in the game to set up a comfortable win for Lazio over Parma. Keita Balde added the fourth late in the game.

AC Milan, confined to a training camp by coach Filippo Inzaghi following their 2-1 defeat at Udinese on Saturday, lost 3-1 at home to Genoa. Angry supporters greeted the team with a huge banner reading “enough” before kick-off.

Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia scored his first goal for third-placed AS Roma since his move from CSKA Moscow in January to set up a 3-0 win at Sassuolo which boosted their chances of at least reaching the Champions League play-off round.

Alessandro Florenzi and Miralem Pjanic completed the win for Rudi Garcia’s side.

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