Mar 10, 2013 at 2pm UK at ​Juventus Stadium
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Result: Juventus leave it late against Catania

Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini in action during Euro 2012 on June 14, 2012
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Emanuele Giaccherini scores in stoppage time to earn Juventus a crucial late win over Catania.

Juventus scored a stoppage-time winner against Catania this afternoon to extend their advantage over Napoli in Serie A to nine points.

Antonio Conte made six changes to his side for the home match and the Old Lady were on top in the early stages.

Giorgio Chiellini sent Andrea Pirlo's free kick over the crossbar before Mirko Vucinic forced a strong save from Mariano Andujar.

Vucinic stuck the foot of the post from close range soon after as the home side pressed for the opening goal.

Francesco Lodi and Claudio Marchisio both fired wide from distance as a tight match stayed goalless at the interval.

Just before the break Catania coach Rolando Maran was sent to the stands for dissent towards the fourth official after reacting angrily to a series of decisions.

Juve sent on Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella and Emanuele Giaccherini late on and it was the latter who provided the injury-time drama.

Catania defended doggedly but were finally beaten when Giaccherini met Paul Pogba's pass to net a vital late winner.

Juventus boss Antonio Conte before the game with Palermo on December 9, 2012
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1Juventus26220455173866
2Roma26192557233459
3Napoli26166460293154
4Atalanta BCAtalanta26163742261651
5Lazio26155645291650
6Inter Milan26153841271448
7AC Milan2614573729847
8Fiorentina2611874437741
9Torino269984842636
10AC Chievo VeronaChievo26105112834-635
11Sampdoria269893132-135
12CagliariCagliari2694133552-1731
13SassuoloSassuolo2693143542-730
14Udinese2685132835-729
15Bologna2677122439-1528
16Genoa2668122841-1326
17Empoli2657141537-2222
18Palermo2636172250-2815
19Crotone2634192145-2413
20Pescara2626182757-3012
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