Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 11:07 AM

Juventus moves closer to title with 4-0 win

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ROME (AP) -Undefeated Juventus moved a step closer to the Italian league title with a 4-0 rout at neighbor Novara on Sunday.

Mirko Vucinic scored twice for Juventus, Marco Borriello hit the target for the second straight match and Arturo Vidal also found the net - with UEFA president and former Juventus standout Michel Platini looking on.

With three rounds remaining, Juventus remained three points ahead of defending champion AC Milan, which won 4-1 at Siena with two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, plus one each from Antonio Cassano and Antonio Nocerino.

For Cassano, it was his first goal since undergoing minor heart surgery in November, while Ibrahimovic leads Serie A with 26 goals.

Elsewhere, Inter Milan rallied to a 2-1 win over already relegated Cesena, with Joel Obi and Mauro Zarate replying to Luca Ceccarelli's goal.

The victory moved Inter into a tie with Lazio and Napoli for third place, which carries a place in Champions League qualifying. However, Lazio had a chance to move ahead at Udinese later.

Also, Atalanta beat Fiorentina 2-1 with goals from German Denis and Giacomo Bonaventura, with Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic failing to convert a penalty; and Parma won 2-1 at Lecce to leave the southern club in the relegation zone.

Lecce remained third from bottom, one point behind Genoa, which lost 3-2 at Bologna in the lunchtime fixture.

It was Genoa's third straight loss to stretch the club's winless streak to 13 games. Last week, Genoa's 4-1 loss to Siena was interrupted for 45 minutes by protesting fans, after which Alberto Malesani was fired in favor of Luigi De Canio.

 
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