Juventus seize top spot

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Updated: April 8, 2012

Juventus went to the top of Serie A by securing a 2-0 victory at Palermo after former striker Amauri condemned AC Milan to a 2-1 defeat at home to Fiorentina.

Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci headed in Pirlo’s corner after 56 minutes and Fabio Quagliarella netted an angled drive to put the Turin side a point ahead of the champions with seven games left.

Milan surrendered top spot after a late goal by Fiorentina substitute Amauri, who flopped at Juve during their wilderness years after a 2006 match-fixing demotion, gave the lowly outfit the points at the San Siro.

The Rossoneri fell apart having gone ahead through Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 31st-minute penalty after a foul on strike partner Maxi Lopez, who later hit the post.