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Juventus beats Roma 1-0 to set new Serie A record

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm •  Published: May 11, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Newly crowned champion Juventus beat Roma 1-0 Sunday with a last-minute goal and set a new points record for Serie A.

Pablo Osvaldo's stoppage-time winner against his former club ensured Juventus moved to 99 points, beating Inter Milan's record.

AC Milan lost 2-1 at Atalanta in a match blighted by racism. Atalanta fans threw bananas at Kevin Constant, who is black. They were sarcastically applauded by Milan players Philippe Mexes and Nigel De Jong.

Antonio Conte's team can become the first Serie A club to reach the 100-point mark when it plays Cagliari in the last round at Juventus Stadium, where it has won all 17 of its matches this season.

"My players are celebrating so much because there is absolutely so much to celebrate," Conte said. "We are doing something incredible, we have the chance to secure another record.

"Juventus is coming off a fantastic cycle of three years, it has done something historic and I am proud to be the coach of this squad ... This third title is extraordinary, now we want to reach 100 points. The squad is still alive, regardless of the celebrations and a few over-the-top evenings."

Earlier, Torino was held 1-1 by Parma. Europa League qualification will now be decided on the final day of the season.

Torino remained sixth, a point above Parma and two above Hellas Verona and Milan

At Atalanta, fans were warned over the loudspeaker that further incidents would lead to the game being suspended.

"I don't think there's much to say about the banana incident," Milan coach Clarence Seedorf said. "The lads immediately got over it all and continued to play football. Let's hope the appropriate bodies manage to find out who it was, to ban him from football forever."

Catania beat Bologna 2-1, but both sides were relegated after Chievo Verona and Sassuolo won.

Elsewhere, it was: Livorno 0, Fiorentina 1; and Sampdoria 2, Napoli 5.

In Rome, it was a clash between the top two teams in the Italian league. Due to the fierce rivalry, the match was brought forward three hours.

Vasilis Torosidis had a goal disallowed for Roma for handball, while at the other end Paul Pogba's angled drive crashed off the inside of the far post.

It appeared both teams would earn a deserved point from the match before Osvaldo — who had been loudly booed by the Roma fans when he came off the bench — was left unmarked to fire Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross under the bar.

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