Italian Serie A
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Fiorentina 1-2 Juventus

Juventus players celebrate
Juventus have only dropped two points of the last 75 available

Juventus are one game away from a fifth consecutive Serie A title, thanks to a dramatic victory over Fiorentina.

If second-placed Napoli fail to win away to Roma on Monday (14:00 BST), Juventus will be champions again.

Mario Mandzukic converted Paul Pogba's knockdown for the opener but Nikola Kalinic levelled from 20 yards late on.

Alvaro Morata scored the winner moments later before Kalinic had a penalty saved by Gianluigi Buffon and then struck the bar in a thrilling finish.

Juventus have won 24 of their last 25 league games, drawing the other, since late October to climb from 12th place - and 11 points off the top - to the brink of the Scudetto.

Fifth-placed Fiorentina played well and were unlucky to lose, with Federico Bernardeschi having a goal harshly ruled out for offside in the first half.

They were, however, fortunate to win a penalty in the final minute, when Kalinic went down under minimal contact from ex-Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, who had just come off the bench.

But justice was served when Juve legend Buffon guessed right to save the penalty - and then kept out the rebound from Bernardeschi.

Deep into injury time, ex-Blackburn striker Kalinic had another chance to level but his header from close range hit the crossbar.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri: "Everyone said we were dead and buried. We've bounced back with 24 wins from 25 games.

"We've had a memorable season and now we must round it off in the best possible way.

"Will we watch Roma v Napoli? We'll train and get ready for Carpi [next Sunday], then we'll hear the result."

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 4Tomovic
  • 2RodríguezBooked at 57mins
  • 13Astori
  • 28Alonso
  • 5BadeljSubstituted forRoncagliaat 88'minutes
  • 20Valero Iglesias
  • 27TelloSubstituted forFernándezat 62'minutes
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forZárateat 53'minutes
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 9Kalinic

Substitutes

  • 6Facundo Costa
  • 7Zárate
  • 14Fernández
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 23Pasqual
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 26Kone
  • 32Roncaglia
  • 34Satalino

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 24RuganiBooked at 72mins
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forCuadradoat 88'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 6Khedira
  • 18Lemina
  • 10PogbaSubstituted forAsamoahat 84'minutes
  • 33Evra
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forMorataat 70'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 17Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 7Zaza
  • 9Morata
  • 11Hernanes
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 16Cuadrado
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 34Rubinho
  • 37Pereyra
  • 38Audero
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
33,650

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home21
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Fiorentina 1, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fiorentina 1, Juventus 2.

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Davide Astori following a corner.

Attempt missed. Davide Astori (Fiorentina) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Juan Cuadrado.

Attempt blocked. Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nenad Tomovic with a cross.

Attempt saved. Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Fiorentina. Nikola Kalinic draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Facundo Roncaglia replaces Milan Badelj.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Juan Cuadrado replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Foul by Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina).

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Paul Pogba.

Booking

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Fiorentina 1, Juventus 2. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Patrice Evra (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

Goal!

Goal! Fiorentina 1, Juventus 1. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mauro Zárate.

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Attempt blocked. Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matías Fernández.

Booking

Daniele Rugani (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniele Rugani (Juventus).

Offside, Juventus. Mario Lemina tries a through ball, but Mario Mandzukic is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Álvaro Morata replaces Paulo Dybala.

Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 24th April 2016

  • FiorentinaFiorentina1JuventusJuventus2
    FT
  • FrosinoneFrosinone0PalermoPalermo2
    FT
  • AtalantaAtalanta1ChievoChievo0
    FT
  • BolognaBologna2GenoaGenoa0
    FT
  • SampdoriaSampdoria2LazioLazio1
    FT
  • TorinoTorino1SassuoloSassuolo3
    FT
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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus35274467184985
2Napoli34227572294373
3Roma341911473383568
4Inter Milan35197947321564
5Fiorentina351781056401659
6AC Milan34141194335853
7Sassuolo35131394439552
8Chievo35139134342148
9Lazio35139134547-248
10Genoa35127163943-443
11Empoli34119143745-842
12Torino35119154550-542
13Atalanta351011143743-641
14Sampdoria351010154851-340
15Bologna35117173344-1140
16Udinese35108173252-2038
17Carpi34711163351-1832
18Palermo3588193363-3032
19Frosinone3586213268-3630
20Hellas Verona34313182857-2922
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