Juve's Scudetto party on hold after Roma loss


May 15, 2017
Roma's Radja Nainggolan (right) celebrates with his teammate Stephan El Shaarawi after scoring his side's third goal during a Serie A match between Roma and Juventus, at Rome's Olympic stadium, yesterday. Roma won 3-1.


Juventus wasted a chance to clinch a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-1 loss at rivals Roma yesterday.

Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma 2-1 ahead early in the second half with a long, low shot that was deflected by Juventus fullback Stephan Lichtsteiner. Radja Nainggolan added another for the hosts to hand the Bianconeri their first league loss since a defeat to Fiorentina in January.

De Rossi equalised

Mario Lemina was set up by Gonzalo Higuain to give Juventus the lead midway through the first half but Daniele De Rossi equalised for Roma four minutes later.

With two rounds remaining, Juventus' lead over Roma was reduced to four points. Napoli are third, one point further back, after their 5-0 rout of Torino earlier.

Juventus' last two matches are against relegation-threatened Crotone and Bologna.

Inter Milan's crisis deepened with a 1-2 loss at home to Sassuolo that extended their winless streak to eight matches and included a walkout by their most ardent supporters.

Twenty minutes in with the score 0-0 during the lunchtime fixture, hard-core "ultra" fans unfurled a banner that read, "Since you don't deserve our support, today we're saluting you and going to eat." The "ultras" then exited the San Siro stadium while the remaining fans applauded.

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