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  1. Juventus could win title tomorrow
  2. Win puts them 12 points clear
  3. Second-placed Napoli at Roma on Monday (14:00 BST)
  4. Juve have won 24 of last 25 Serie A games

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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I thought I was being proactive and had written my match report for this game at 1-0. I think it's going to need a bit of work - two more goals, a saved penalty and the crossbar getting hit in injury time.

Thanks for joining me for this live text commentary, but I'd better leave you now to work on the report!

FULL-TIME - Fiorentina 1-2 Juventus

Game over. Juventus are now one game away from their fifth consecutive title. 

It doesn't even need to be their match - if Napoli don't beat Roma tomorrow, the title is Juve's.


What a game! Nikola Kalinic has now missed a penalty and hit the woodwork in the closing stages. The striker gets a head onto the corner from close range but it hits the crossbar.

Fiorentina have a corner late on as Mauro Zarate's free-kick hits the wall and goes wide.


Four minutes added on. What drama.


Nikola Kalinic steps up to take it and... GIANLUIGI BUFFON SAVES.

Justice is probably done there. It was an excellent save from the Juventus legend, who guessed right and even kept out a Federico Bernardeschi follow-up effort.



Ex-Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado has just come on and he concedes a penalty. Nikola Kalinic bursts into the box and throws himself to the ground under minimal pressure. Soft.


Juventus make their final change as former Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.


Juventus were waiting to bring on Kwadwo Asamoah before the goal. He comes on now for Paul Pogba.

GOAL - Fiorentina 1-2 Juventus

Alvaro Morata

The reaction of real champions. Once Juventus needed a second goal, they found it. Patrice Evra takes a shot on the outside of his foot and a defender clears it straight to Alvaro Morata, who just turns it home from six yards out.

Alvaro Morata

GOAL - Fiorentina 1-1 Juventus

Nikola Kalinic

Fiorentina are level and they deserve it. This is a fantastic goal from Nikola Kalinic. The former Blackburn striker gets the ball 20 yards out, works it onto his right foot and just lashes it past Gianluigi Buffon.

The ball breaks to Marcos Alonso 16 yards out and he fires towards goal. Is this the equaliser? No, it's blocked... by his own team-mate. Let-off for Juventus.


Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is booked for fouling Federico Bernardeschi - his first ever yellow card in 53 Serie A appearances.


Juventus bring on Alvaro Morata, who could be re-signed by Real Madrid this summer, for Paulo Dybala up front - one great striker for another. 

If Fiorentina don't get a point from this game, it's not for a lack of trying. Mauro Zarate has a go from 20 yards but it curls just wide of Gianluigi Buffon's post.


Fiorentina make a change out on the wing as Chile international Matias Fernandez replaces Cristian Tello.

Nikola Kalinic has a chance to level the scores but takes it a bit wide and then his effort is touched into the side-netting by Gianluigi Buffon.

Mauro Zarate wriggles around like a worm under pressure from Patrice Evra and manufactures a shooting position with Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon alert to deny him.

Paul Pogba steps up to take the free-kick for Juventus but it's well over. Just over half an hour to go.

Paul Pogba


Fiorentina captain Gonzalo Rodriguez comes sliding in with a late reckless challenge on Paulo Dybala. Yellow card and a free-kick in a good position...

David Pizarro, sorry Paul Pogba, should make it 2-0. Mario Mandzukic plays a ball through to the France international, who beats the offside chases through and then fires wide from the edge of the box.

Paul Pogba

By the way, at half-time I tried to translate an Opta tweet in Italian. In an explicable twist Paul Pogba was translated into (former Fiorentina midfielder) David Pizarro. 

If anyone can explain why that's happened, I'm all ears! #bbceurofooty if you know

Opta on Tweetdeck
Opta on Tweetdeck


Former Birmingham City, West Ham and QPR (apparently) striker Mauro Zarate comes on for Fiorentina. He replaces Josip Ilicic, whose last action was that pretty poor shot.

Another let-off for Juventus - Cristian Tello finds Josip Ilicic outside the box and he slices his effort well over the bar. 

Fiorentina have started the half in a positive manner, as they played for most of the first half too. Juventus know this game is far from won.

Marcos Alonso

6 - Paul Pogba has assisted six out of the last 13 Juventus goals in the Serie A. Factor. #FiorentinaJuventus

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is down in pain after getting a Nikola Kalinic elbow in his face. Not sure how intentional it was, but at the same time couldn't say it was accidental!

KICK-OFF - Fiorentina 0-1 Juventus

Second half is under way.

10 - Mario Mandzukic has now reached double figure scoring in Serie A. He has scored in 4 of his last 5 league apps. Super. #FiorentinaJuve

Where are the Italians?

There was a bit of Serie A history made yesterday - although a landmark the Premier League beat them to over six years ago.

Inter Milan's 3-1 victory over Udinese was the first ever Serie A match with no domestic players starting for either team.  

Montenegro forward Stevan Jovetic scored twice for Inter

Francesco Totti: Roma legend

Francesco Totti
A scene that surely most football fans - bar maybe Lazio ones - would have enjoyed

Juventus' title charge isn't the only interesting story in Serie A this season.

Francesco Totti's Roma future has been the subject of plenty of debate. The 39-year-old club legend has barely played this season and runs out of contract this summer.

There's been plenty of chat he has fallen out with coach Luciano Spalletti and could join Leicester or New York Cosmos this summer.

In a magic football moment, he came off the bench late on in Wednesday's game against Torino, with his side 2-1 down, and scored twice as they won 3-2. Cue tears in the stands and from commentators for what could be the final of his 247 Serie A goals for the club.

He released a statement yesterday urging fans to be united and not divided over him. And Spalletti thanked him for writing it.

Will he face Napoli tomorrow? Spalletti won't say.

HALF-TIME - Fiorentina 0-1 Juventus

Boos from the home fans for the referee as he blows half-time. The hosts had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside and should have had a penalty right at the end.


How has Marcos Alonso missed this? Well actually Fiorentina should have had a penalty. The former Bolton and Sunderland defender heads a corner wide at the back post but a replay shows Daniele Rugani was almost tearing the shirt off him.

As things stand, Juventus are one result from a fifth consecutive Serie A title. If second-placed Napoli fail to beat Roma tomorrow, it's all over.

GOAL - Fiorentina 0-1 Juventus

Mario Mandzukic

Fiorentina have had the best chances of the game but Juventus turn on the class and they lead.

Germany World Cup winner Sami Khedira plays a ball into the box, Paul Pogba - the man valued at over £60m - heads it down and Champions League winner Mario Mandzukic slams home.

Mario Mandzukic celebrates

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Meil Nackrell: Warrenpoint Town FC. Only four points coming into Christmas this season in the Danske Bank Premier league in Northern Ireland which included 13 losses in the league in a row. 

Now we go in to the last game of the season next Saturday with a serious chance of survival as an upturn in fortunes since Christmas has left us second from bottom in a league where one team goes down and second bottom goes into a play-off.  

Cristian Tello, who always seems to be on a loan spell out of Barcelona, has a go for Fiorentina but it's easily held by Gianluigi Buffon.

Fiorentina are playing well here and Nikola Kalinic squares it off to Milan Badelj, who fires wide from about 20 yards.

Could today be the day Juventus' 24-game unbeaten run in Serie A is tested to the limit?

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba plays in Sami Khedira but the German dawdles on the ball - he thinks he has more time than he does - and Marcos Alonso gets a toe on it back to keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.