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Juventus sight Scudetto as Milan lose ground

Published on Apr 22, 2013 6:05 AM
Juventus' players celebrate after winning an Italian serie A football match between Juventus and AC Milan at the Alps stadium on April 21, 2013 in Turin. -- PHOTO: AFP

MILAN (AFP) - Juventus virtually secured their 29th Serie A title on Sunday with a 1-0 win over AC Milan who saw their own bid for Champions League football next season suffer a blow.

A second-half Arturo Vidal penalty settled what was a less-than-inspiring performance from both sides and left the champions requiring just four points from their remaining five games to defend the Scudetto.

Juve, however, could wrap up the title next week if they beat Torino at home and Napoli lose away to bottom side Pescara.

Juve's 24th win of the campaign restored their 11-point lead on Napoli, who beat Cagliari 3-2 earlier Sunday, and dented Milan's push for the league's runner-up spot which offers direct qualification to next season's Champions League.

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