Juventus remain on course to win their first Scudetto in 9 years after they beat Novara 4-0 yesterday to remain 3 points clear of their nearest challengers AC Milan with 3 matches left to play.
A brace from in form striker Mirko Vucinic and strikes from Marco Boriello and Arturo Vidal were enough to see off a weak Novara side that failed to provide any real threat.
Should Juve win or draw their remaining fixtures, they will surpass Milan’s record of 34 games unbeaten in the Serie A which the Rossoneri set back in the 1991/1992 season.
Speaking after the Juventus coach Antonio Conte admitted that the scudetto was now in view.
“We know that we are masters of our destiny,” he said. We’re feeling good, the team is determined and we want to do something extraordinary. We are approaching our goal in exactly the right manner.”
Milan on the other hand were also winners on the night beating Siena 4-1 to keep the pressure on Juve. Top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two to take his tally for the season to 26 goals.
However, it was Antonio Cassano who stole the show as he scored his first goal since returning from a mild heart attack that had kept him sidelined for the past 6 months.
The Italy international opened the scoring for Milan in the 26th minute slotting home a rebound after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s initial shot was saved by Zeljko Brkic. Milan’s other goal scorer was second half substitute Antonio Nocerino.
Speaking after the match, Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri maintained that they will stay in the race until the final match.
“It’s been a very good championship,” he said.
“We will try to push until the end but if they finish ahead of us then they deserve to win.”
In other matches played on Sunday, Inter Milan were 2-1 winners over Cesena while Udinese were 2-0 winners over Lazio. Third place Napoli were on Saturday held to a 2 all draw by AS roma at the Stadio Olimpico to keep them together with Udinese, Inter and Lazio level on 55 points with 3 games left to play.
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