Soccer: Juve take big step towards ninth straight scudetto

Rivals Lazio and Inter both faltered at the weekend

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 6 - Juventus took a big step towards claiming their ninth consecutive Serie A title at the weekend when they thrashed city rivals Torino 4-1 while fellow scudetto contenders Lazio and Inter both lost.
    Goals by Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Cristiano Ronaldo and an Koffi Djidji own goal put the Turin giants on 75 points with eight games to go.
    Second-placed Lazio are seven points adrift after being thumped 3-0 at home by seventh-placed AC Milan.
    Inter Milan are on 64 points after losing 2-1 to Bologna.
    Fourth-placed Atatlanta continued their strong form and tightened their grip on Italy's final Champions League qualification slot with a 1-0 win over Cagliari.
    The Bergamo side have 63 points, 15 more than fifth-placed AS Roma, who lost 2-1 at sixth-placed Napoli (ANSA).


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