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Juventus beat Bologna to close in on Serie A title

2.14K   //    20 Apr 2014, 14:15 IST

Rome, April 20 (IANS) Juvenuts beat relegation-threatened Bologna 1-0 at home to edge closer to a third successive Italian Serie A title.

Paul Pogba’s 64th-minute goal Saturday was enough to give Antonio Conte’s side their 17th home win in a row, reports Xinhua.

With four games to go this season, Juve also still have the chance of breaking the 100-point barrier, having moved to 90 with this win.

Second-placed Roma reduced the gap to Juventus back down to eight points by picking up their eighth straight league win with a 1-0 victory against Fiorentina.

Rudi Garcia’s charges still have a small chance of picking up their first Scudetto since 2001 thanks to Radja Nainggolan goal midway through the first half at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Inter took a huge step towards ensuring their place in the UEFA Europa League with a 2-0 win at Parma.

AC Milan are now level with sixth-placed Parma following their fifth straight Serie A win — a 3-0 triumph over strugglers Livorno at San Siro.

Mario Balotelli, who made his 50th appearance for Milan, opened the scoring in 30th minute and Adel Taarabt and Giampaolo Pazzini scored in the second half to secure the win.

Livorno are now three points adrift of safety in 19th, and their head coach Domenico Di Carlo was dismissed from his position after the loss.

Fellow European hopefuls Lazio were held to a 3-3 draw at Stadio Olimpico by Torino.