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Serie A: Carlos Tevez strikes takes Juventus on brink of title

Rome: Juventus put one hand on the Serie A title on Wednesday night after a brace from Carlos Tevez saw the champions come back from a goal down to win an entertaining match with Fiorentina 3-2.

Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring against Fiorentina in Turin. Pic/AFP
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring against Fiorentina in Turin. Pic/AFP 

Victory moved them to within a point of their fourth straight league crown on an incident-packed night that saw 27 goals scored in eight matches.

Massimiliano Allegri's leaders could have sealed the title had second-placed Lazio failed to beat Parma, but Stefano Pioli's side struck three times, through Marco Parolo, Miroslav Klose and Antonio Candreva in six blistering first half minutes and added a fourth through Balde Keita with nine minutes to go to both keep the gap between themselves and Juve at 14 points with five to play and relegate bankrupt Parma.

Juve now need just a draw at Sampdoria on Saturday night to win the league before Tuesday night's Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid in Turin.

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