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Juventus seals 3rd straight title after Roma loss
Juventus clinches 30th Serie A title without playing after 2nd-place Roma's loss at Catania
By ANDREW DAMPF
Associated Press
2014-05-04 11:22 PM

ROME (AP) -- Juventus clinched its third straight and 30th overall Serie A title Sunday without even playing.

With second-place Roma losing 4-1 at Catania, Juventus' eight-point lead became insurmountable because Roma only has two matches remaining.

Juventus, which has three games to play, can celebrate when it hosts Atalanta on Monday.

The title was a bit of a consolation for Juventus after it was eliminated from the Europa League semifinals by Benfica on Thursday.

In Sicily, Mariano Izco scored for Catania in the 26th and 34th minutes. Gonzalo Bergessio also netted for the hosts in the 55th after Roma captain Francesco Totti pulled one back in the 37th. Then Pablo Barrientos added another for Catania in the 79th.

The loss ended Roma's nine-match winning streak.

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