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Juventus move to within touching distance of Serie A title

English.news.cn   2014-04-29 08:25:07

ROME, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Juventus came back from behind to beat Sassuolo 3-1 on Monday and moved to within one win of their straight third Italian Serie A title.

With three games to go this season, Antonio Conte's side extended their lead over Roma to eight points thanks to goals from Carlos Tevez, Claudio Marchisio and Fernando Llorente.

The Turin giants could win their third Scudetto in a row if they beat Atalanta at home in seven days' time, or if Roma fail to win at Catania 24 hours earlier.

Simone Zaza put the hosts ahead in the ninth minute after meeting striking partner Nicola Sansone's pass and fired the ball past Gianluigi Buffon.

Juventus did not manage their first meaningful effort until the 22nd minute when Tevez shot a volley wide of the left-hand post after being teed up by Giorgio Chiellini.

The Argentine striker equalized 10 minutes before the break when he sent a powerful shot past Sassuolo goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo.

Marchisio made it 2-1 for the visitors 13 minutes after the interval as he caressed a low finish beyond Pegolo after being picked out by Andrea Pirlo's deft chip over the Sassuolo backline.

Tevez nearly scored a brace when he struck the crossbar with a curling effort 13 minutes from time.

Juve did claim the third goal that their second-half dominance merited when Llorente turned home substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross in the 76th minute.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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