May 5, 2013 at 2pm UK at ​Juventus Stadium
Juventus
1-0
Palermo
Vidal (59' pen.)
Barzagli (42'), Vidal (59')
Pogba (83')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Donati (58')

Result: Juventus clinch Serie A title with Palermo victory

Arturo Vidal's second-half penalty ensures that Juventus secure the Serie A title this afternoon with victory over Palermo.

Juventus have clinched a second successive Serie A title this afternoon with victory over struggling Palermo.

Juve midfielder Arturo Vidal is mobbed by teammates after a goal against Palermo on May 5, 2013© AP Photos

The home side were frustrated in their search for a goal throughout the first half, with Mirko Vucinic denied by a strong save from Stefano Sorrentino.

Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba also fired wide with efforts from long range, before Fabrizio Miccoli tested Gianluigi Buffon with a drive from distance at the other end.

Palermo came close to taking a shock lead after the interval when Miccoli struck the woodwork with a powerful effort.

Just before the hour mark Juve were awarded a spot kick as Massimo Donati brought Vucinic down in the penalty area with a nudge in the back.

Juventus supporters celebrate their team clinching the Serie A title on May 5, 2013© AP Photos

Vidal made no mistake with a composed spot kick to put Antonio Conte's side ahead.

Palermo searched for a late equaliser to aid their fight against relegation but were unable to trouble a disciplined Juve backline, with Alejandro Faurlin spurning a gilt-edge chance in the closing stages.

Five minutes from time Pogba was sent off as he appeared to spit on Salvatore Aronica, but Juve held on to record their eight straight win and retain the Scudetto with three games to spare.

Juve midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates a goal against Torino on April 28, 2013
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