MILAN (AP) — A late goal by Paul Pogba steered Juventus to a 1-0 win at Parma in Antonio Conte's 100th match as coach on Saturday, while Napoli also kept the pressure on Serie A leader Roma with a 2-1 win at home to Catania.
There was more misery for AC Milan as it slipped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Fiorentina. Milan was resoundingly jeered by the fans, who also unfurled a large banner demonstrating their displeasure. Vice President Adriano Galliani left the stands after Fiorentina's second goal and there were reports afterwards of a tense dressing-room meeting between the squad and Barbara Berlusconi, daughter of the club president.
Milan, which remains provisionally 10th, will go into a training camp from Sunday, ahead of Wednesday's Champions League match against Barcelona.
"The decision was made by the club along with the coach and players," Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "It's the worst moment of my three and a half years at Milan. We need to find the solution to get out of this moment. Staying together will help us prepare for Barcelona and Chievo, above all psychologically.
"Right now things are going badly, we have only 12 points. At the moment I am the coach and the club will tell me if and when they make a decision. There haven't been any meetings planned as far as I know. One way or another I'll find the solution to this."
Conte rested several players ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match against Real Madrid but was forced to send on Andrea Pirlo and Fabio Quagliarella as they struggled to carve out opportunities.
Quagliarella had an immediate effect two minutes after going off the bench with a stunning long-range shot which crashed off the crossbar and into Pogba's path, allowing the young Frenchman to coolly slot into the bottom corner in the 77th minute.
Amauri had Parma's best chance with a backheeled effort which fizzed just past the left upright from close range.
"We won as Juve, as a great team who wanted the win and ran very few risks," Conte said. "We played the long game and did better, so I am happy with the lads' performance, especially considering that we play Real on Tuesday and some could have been thinking about that. But it wasn't like that."
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