Serie A: Juventus mengalahkan Palermo untuk meraih sembilan poin di puncak klasemen
Juventus moved a step closer to a fifth straight Serie A title after pulling nine points clear at the top with a 4-0 home humbling of Palermo.
Napoli’s 2-0 defeat at Inter Milan on Saturday evening left the door wide open for Juve to secure a huge advantage heading into the five-game run-in, and Massimiliano Allegri’s reigning champions made no mistake.
Sami Khedira’s goal ensured the Bianconeri edged a difficult first half before Paul Pogba, Juan Cuadrado and Simone Padoin made it a chastening return to the Palermo bench for recalled boss Davide Ballardini.
Earlier on Sunday, Roma veteran Francesco Totti came off the bench to force a 3-3 draw with Atalanta in Bergamo.
Lucas Digne and Radja Nainggolan gave the third-placed Giallorossi control of the match until Marco D’Alessandro and Marco Borriello dragged Atalanta back into the tie.
Borriello’s second gave the hosts a shock lead until 39-year-old striker Totti, a late replacement for Daniele De Rossi, salvaged a point for Roma.