Juve seal scudetto, Klose grabs five
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Juventus retained their Serie A title with a 1-0 home win over Palermo today.

Juve only needed a point to claim their second straight scudetto, and their 29th in total, but they took all three thanks to Arturo Vidal's 59th-minute penalty.

The victory lifts Juve 14 points clear of nearest challengers Napoli, who play Inter Milan tonight but can no longer catch the pacesetters with only three rounds of matches left after this weekend.

Antonio Conte's men had to play out the final seven minutes with a man less following the dismissal of midfielder Paul Pogba for spitting at Palermo defender Salvatore Aronica, but it made no difference as Juve claimed their eighth successive league victory and with it the title.

While Juve were left to celebrate the championship though, Palermo's problems at the other end of the table increased with today's results.

They had picked up 11 points from their previous five matches heading to Juventus Stadium but their defeat, combined with Genoa's win at Torino, saw them fall three points adrift of safety.

Milan step closer to third, Klose hits five
AC Milan, currently third, boosted their chances of claiming the last UEFA Champions League spot after an 84th-minute winner from Mario Balotelli secured a 1-0 home win over Torino.

Milan had been given a boost on Saturday when Pablo Osvaldo scored a late winner for Roma in a 1-0 win over Fiorentina to leave the Florentine side fourth. Milan now have a four-point lead over Fiorentina with three games remaning. 

Elsewhere Lazio made up for their rollercoaster end to the season with a 6-0 rout of hapless Bologna, who saw veteran German striker Miroslav Klose hit the net five times to take his tally to 15 for the season. Lazio remain seventh, two points behind Udinese and three adrift of Roma who occupy the final qualifying spot in the league for next season's UEFA Europa League.

Klose was not the only veteran striker to hit form on Sunday.

Antonio Di Natale scored a brace for Udinese in a 3-1 win over Sampdoria which boosted the northern side's Europa League hopes and left him just three goals short of Serie A's leading scorer Edinson Cavani.

Gonzalo Bergessio, meanwhile, hit a hat-trick for Catania in a 3-0 win over Siena which has left the latter in dire need of points from their last three matches if they are to avoid relegation.

That was a fate that basement side Pescara could not avoid, the Adriatic coast side suffering a 4-1 defeat away to Genoa which sent them straight back to Serie B. Pescara are ten points adrift of Palermo, who are third from bottom and occupy the final relegation place.