Turin: Defending champion Juventus needed two late goals from substitutes for a 2-0 win over Napoli in a top-of-the-table clash to take control of the Serie A and extend its league unbeaten streak to 47 matches on Saturday. Uruguay defender Martin Caceres scored in the 80th minute and French teenager Paul Pogba added another goal two minutes later. It was their first goals this season, and 19-year-old Pogba's first in Serie A.
The best Napoli could muster was a free kick off the crossbar from Edinson Cavani in the 26th. Juventus moved three points clear of Napoli, which is attempting to win its first league title since Diego Maradona led the southern club to the honor in 1987 and 1990. Lazio is four points back in third following a 3-2 win over struggling AC Milan at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.
Hernanes put Lazio ahead in the 25th with a deflected shot, Antonio Candreva doubled the lead in the 41st with a long-range effort and Miroslav Klose added another for the Roman squad in the 49th " the Germany international's sixth goal in eight matches " with a volley from the edge of the area while virtually unmarked. Newly signed Nigel de Jong pulled one back for Milan in the 61st, just barely redirecting a free kick from Urby Emanuelson, and teenager Stephen El Shaarawy added his fifth of the season in the 79th to make for a tense finish.
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Turin: Uruguay defender Martin Caceres has signed a permanent deal with Juventus, tying him to the Serie A champions until 2016. Caceres joined Juventus for a second loan spell in January from Sevilla and the 25-year-old has impressed enough to earn a four-year contract, with the Italian club spending 8 million on the player. Caceres enjoyed his first spell at Juventus when he signed on a season-long loan deal from...
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