Juventus wastes chance to clinch title with 3-1 loss at Roma

Last time Juventus didn't win three Serie A games in a row was back in September 2015.

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

Juve's lead over Roma was cut to four points with two matches to play, with Roma having the better head-to-head record.

It kept the capital side in contention for the league's second automatic Champions League spot and, to boot, ended Juve's hopes of celebrating at the ground of their bitter league rivals.

"We have Juventus against Roma on Sunday, that's all I'm thinking about because we want to fight all the way to the end in this championship, and Roma comes first", said Totti.

"Juve started well and we went down a goal". "We knew that (Juventus) needing only a draw, if they wanted to defend or close down that they're experts at that".

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"It was a great game, and a great night".

Their arrival in the Cardiff final meant the Coppa Italia clash with Lazio was brought forward two weeks, so Allegri will need to keep the plates spinning in Rome.

"We'll lose something without him but we have other options we can turn to in order to win the game".

Just an absolutely flawless ball from Salah, who found Nainggolan in stride and from there it was easy as you like, as Radja just bared down, gripped it and ripped, blasting it past Buffon to double Roma's lead.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri made a few of changes with the likes of Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini, Dani Alves and Andrea Barzagli rested following the Champions League semi-final win over Monaco. The Argentinian had a couple of chances but both were put wide.

Nainggolan smashed in a third on the bounce and Juve rarely looked like coming back from that.

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Higuain met a long pass from Stefano Sturaro at the edge of the goalbox with a volley that enabled Lemina to bang the ball in.

Roma striker Edin Dzeko's absence due to a calf strain robbed Roma of the aerial threat usually provided by the Bosnian.

The visitors' title dreams were temporarily put on hold just after the interval when they fell behind through El Shaarawy's strike, the winger's effort deceiving Buffon before creeping in at the far post to make it 2-1 to Roma.

Roma resumed in determined fashion after the interval, De Rossi earning a quick a caution after clattering into Miralem Pjanic.

The Giallorossi turned the match around in the second half when Stephan El Shaarawy's low shot crept into the bottom corner on 56 minutes and Radja Nainggolan then crashed home a third. After conceding the third goal, Juve became more dominant and tried to reduce the deficit.

Belgian global Dries Mertens beat Hart at his near post to make it 3-0 before Callejon knocked in his second and Piotr Zielinski completed the rout in the 78th minute.

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