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Juve Opens Up 17-Point Lead in Serie A

Serie A leader Juventus opened up a 17-point lead against second-place AS Roma on Sunday thanks to a last-gasp goal from veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo, which gave the Bianconeri a narrow 1-0 win away to Genoa. Pirlo’s goal decided a tetchy affair during which goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saved a penalty from Emanuele Calaio. After the game, coach Antonio Conte took a swipe at his critics by saying that “only a great team” like Juventus could have won a game like this.

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