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Juventus set record on final day of Serie A action

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Juventus set a new record across Europe’s top 10 leagues with a 3-0 win over Cagliari that ensured they finish the season with a flourish and break the 100-point barrier.

A Marco Silvestri own goal started the rout, with Fernando Llorente and Claudio Marchisio adding further goals on the day where they lifted the trophy in celebration of a third consecutive league title in front of their adoring support.

The gap between the Old Lady and the rest of the division was confirmed when second-placed Roma bowed out with a whimpering 1-0 loss to Genoa.

In a tightly-contested match, Giannis Fetfatzidis struck the winner in the 83rd minute to ensure Roma finish the season a staggering 17 points behind the Turin outfit.

Elsewhere, Torino’s failure to convert a last minute penalty in a 2-2 draw against Fiorentina ensured the final Europa League spot was occupied by Parma instead.

After Giuseppe Rossi had put La Voila ahead, Torino equalised through Marcelo Larrondo. Fiorentina restored the lead later via Ante Rebic, but Jasmin Kurtic levelled for the visitors.

Alessio Cerci then missed the spot-kick that would have propelled Torino into Europe and left the field in tears at the final whistle.

Parma’s 2-0 win over Livorno sealed their participation in the second tier of European football next season, with former Juventus forward Amauri scoring both of the goals at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

AC Milan’s miserable season ended on a fittingly miserable note, with the club failing to qualify for Europe yet still managing to beat lowly Sassuolo 2-1 at the San Siro.

Ex-Premier League duo Sulley Muntari and Nigel De Jong scored the goals but it was ultimately not enough, something that has ensured that coach Clarence Seedorf’s future become shrouded in uncertainty.

Fellow Milanese club Inter were beaten 2-1 by Chievo as they waved goodbye to Estaban Cambiasso, Diego Milito and Walter Samuel.

Marco Andreolli had given the visitors the lead, but Victor Obbina scored twice to consign them to an eighth loss of the season.

Third-placed Napoli signed off in style by thumping Verona 5-1 at the Stadio San Paulo.

Jose Callejon opened the scoring for Rafael Benitez’s men, before Duvan Zapata and Dries Mertens both added braces.

Verona could only reply with a mere consolation goal through Juan Iturbe in the 66th minute.

Already relegated Bologna ended the season with just five victories as Lazio beat them at the Stadio Olympico. A late Lucas Biglia penalty was enough for the hosts to secure a ninth-placed finish.

Sicilian outfit Catania may be consigned to life in Serie B next year, but they bowed out in positive fashion by beating Atalanta 2-1.

Francesco Fedato and Moussa Kone had exchanged goals before a last minute spot-kick from Gonzalo Bergessio won the game for the home side.

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