Italian Serie A
JuventusJuventus4PalermoPalermo0

Juventus 4-0 Palermo

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira
Khedira fired Juventus ahead with his fifth Serie A goal of the season

Juventus moved within touching distance of a fifth successive Serie A title by cruising past lowly Palermo.

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira controlled Paul Pogba's pinpoint pass with his chest to fire in a stunning volley from 15 yards on 10 minutes.

Pogba added the second after break, eluding his marker at the far post to bundle in Alvaro Morata's flick.

On-loan Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado whipped in from 18 yards, before Simone Padoin slid in a late fourth.

Juve are nine points clear of second-placed Napoli with five games left.

Massimiliano Allegri's team could clinch the Scudetto at Fiorentina next weekend - if Napoli drop points against Bologna on Tuesday and Juve beat Lazio on Wednesday.

However, Juve could be without Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio for the run-in after he was taken off on a stretcher with a knee injury.

Meanwhile, Francesco Totti came off the bench to score a late equaliser for Champions League-chasing Roma in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Atalanta.

The 39-year-old forward earned a potentially vital point for the Giallorossi when he drilled in with five minutes remaining.

Francesco Totti
Francesco Totti has scored 245 Serie A goals, leaving him 29 behind former Lazio and Novara striker Silvio Piola's all-time record set in 1954

Roma led 2-0 after strikes from France left-back Lucas Digne and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, but Luciano Spalletti's side allowed the bottom-half hosts back into the game.

Former Roma midfielder Marco D'Alessandro reduced the deficit on 33 minutes, before Marco Borriello - another ex-Giallorossi player - netted twice after the break to put Atalanta ahead.

However, Roma legend Totti - whose contract expires at the end of the season - levelled just eight minutes after replacing Daniele De Rossi.

Third-place Roma remain in Serie A's final Champions League spot, although Inter Milan are only four points behind with five games left.

Fiorentina remain on course to clinch Europa League qualification after Paulo Sousa's fifth-placed side won 3-1 against Sassuolo.

At the other end of the table, Frosinone boosted their survival hopes by nicking an injury-time 2-1 win at bottom club Verona, while fifth-bottom Udinese are five points clear of the relegation zone after a goalless draw against Chievo.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15BarzagliBooked at 29mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 24Rugani
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forPadoinat 78'minutes
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forLeminaat 16'minutes
  • 10Pogba
  • 33Evra
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forMorataat 68'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 17Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 9Morata
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Sturaro
  • 34Rubinho
  • 38Audero

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 6GoldanigaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLa Guminaat 73'minutes
  • 12GonzalezBooked at 52mins
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 3Rispoli
  • 10HiljemarkBooked at 29mins
  • 28JajaloSubstituted forBrugmanat 59'minutes
  • 18Chochev
  • 7Lazaar
  • 20Vázquez
  • 8Trajkovski

Substitutes

  • 1Posavec
  • 2Vitiello
  • 11Gilardino
  • 16Brugman
  • 22Balogh
  • 23Struna
  • 24Cristante
  • 25Maresca
  • 53Alastra
  • 54La Gumina
  • 77Morganella
  • 97Pezzella
Referee:
Piero Giacomelli
Attendance:
39,133

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamPalermo
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 4, Palermo 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 4, Palermo 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

  4. Post update

    Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Simone Padoin (Juventus).

  7. Post update

    Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Juventus 4, Palermo 0. Simone Padoin (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

  9. Post update

    Mario Lemina (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Rispoli (Palermo).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Simone Padoin (Juventus).

  12. Post update

    Aleksandar Trajkovski (Palermo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Achraf Lazaar (Palermo) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Palermo. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

  15. Booking

    Álvaro Morata (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Franco Vázquez (Palermo) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Antonio La Gumina (Palermo).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Palermo. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th April 2016

  • JuventusJuventus4PalermoPalermo0
  • AtalantaAtalanta3RomaRoma3
  • FiorentinaFiorentina3SassuoloSassuolo1
  • UdineseUdinese0ChievoChievo0
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona1FrosinoneFrosinone2
  • LazioLazio2EmpoliEmpoli0
  • SampdoriaSampdoria0AC MilanAC Milan1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus33254462174579
2Napoli33217566293770
3Roma331811470363465
4Inter Milan33187844301461
5Fiorentina33178854361859
6AC Milan33141094335852
7Sassuolo33121294138348
8Lazio33139114442248
9Chievo33129123840-245
10Torino33119134244-242
11Genoa33117153841-340
12Empoli33109143645-939
13Bologna33107163138-737
14Atalanta33910143441-737
15Sampdoria3399154650-436
16Udinese3398162948-1935
17Carpi33710163351-1831
18Frosinone3386193161-3030
19Palermo3377192961-3228
20Hellas Verona33313172856-2822
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