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first_imgJuventus, too, had seen a goal ruled offside on the Juventus, too, had seen a goal ruled offside on the quarter hour although on that occasion Sami Khedira was blatantly offside when sent through by Mandzukic.Khedira made amends on 39 minutes with a great chip that hung in the air for Paul Pogba to nod into the path of Mandzukic for the Croatian to beat Tatarusanu first-time. Juventus were hitting Fiorentina on the counter for most of the second half as the hosts pressed hard for a leveller, although Pogba was unlucky to miss the target after Mandzukics great through ball sent the Frenchman on a long run down the left on 56 minutes. Fiorentina were showing some great footwork and passing, but failed to breach the Juventus net until much later. Buffon did well to parry Kalinics shot on the hour and minutes later had to look sharp to parry Mauro Zarates rasping shot from distance. Juve looked impenetrable, but a mistake by Leonardo Bonucci saw Zarate steal possession to set up Kalinic for an 81st-minute leveller. The stadium erupted, but calm was restored minutes later when Morata fired home from close range at a messy corner that caught out the hosts. Fiorentina should have at least levelled the game but Kalinics poor spot-kick was no match for Buffon, who had to block a second time when Bernardeschi tried to sneak the rebound home. Among earlier games, Sassuolo maintained their surprise bid for a place in the Europa League with a shock 3-1 away win at Torino.advertisement Sampdoria are as good as safe after defeating Lazio 2-1 and Bologna beat Genoa 2-0 to all but end their own relegation fears. Atalanta defeated Chievo 1-0 while Palermo claimed a crucial three points in their fight for survival as they won 2-0 at fellow strugglers Frosinone. AFP SSC SSClast_img

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