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SASSUOLO, Italy -- Juventus all but clinched its third successive Serie A title by coming from behind to win 3-1 Monday at rele

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SASSUOLO, Italy -- Juventus all but clinched its third successive Serie A title by coming from behind to win 3-1 Monday at relegation-threatened Sassuolo in heavy rain. Denver Nuggets Pro Shop . Antonio Contes side moved eight points ahead of Roma with three rounds remaining. The two sides face each other in the penultimate match of the season, but Juventus is expected to seal the title next week when it plays Atalanta at home, where it has won all 17 of its league matches this season. Juventus also remained on course to become the first Serie A club to reach the 100-point barrier. "We have taken a very important step toward a historic third title," Conte said. "We are having a super season. I hear talk about an out of this world Roma side but we are eight points ahead of them and in the Europa League semifinals. So find adjectives for us." Juventus hosts Benfica on Thursday looking to overturn a 2-1 first leg defeat in their Europa League semifinal. Simone Zaza -- who is co-owned by Juventus -- gave Sassuolo a surprise lead in ninth-minute when he finished off an electric counterattack. Nicola Sansone raced downfield before setting up Zaza, whose effort took a slight deflection off Angelo Ogbonna to beat Gianluigi Buffon at the near post. Juventus levelled in the 35th when Carlos Tevez collected the ball from Claudio Marchisio just outside the area and unleashed a fierce shot, which took a decisive deflection off Alessandro Longhi. It was Tevezs 19th of the season and leaves him two behind Torinos Ciro Immobile, the top scorer in Serie A. Claudio Marchisio fired Juventus ahead in front shortly before the hour mark after a chipped pass from Andrea Pirlo over the Sassuolo defence. And Fernando Llorente sealed the result when he finished off Stephan Lichtsteiners cross with a delightful backheel from close range 14 minutes from time. Contes jubilation after that goal and the whole teams reaction after the match expressed how close they are to the crown. "It wasnt a title celebration at the end because there is still a chance for our pursuers," Conte said. "We have to seal it in the next match, I dont like anticipating things but we took a huge step forward." Sassuolo is only above the relegation zone thanks to its head-to-head record with Bologna. Custom Denver Nuggets Jerseys .com) - The Milwaukee Bucks will try to get another win on this homestand Thursday night when they welcome the Utah Jazz to the Bradley Center. Denver Nuggets Shirts . "If we only consider this season," Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, "there is just one club in Manchester -- and its ours. https://www.cheapnuggets.com/ . He will be practicing with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. - @AnaheimDucks Corey Perry has a knee sprain and will miss the next three to four weeks.ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Atletico Madrid settled for a 1-1 draw at Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday after conceding an own goal in the closing stages of their Group G match. Atletico, which had already qualified for the knockout stage, opened the scoring with a solo effort from Adrian Lopez in the 53rd minute -- only for Toby Alderweireld to head Igor Smolnikovs cross from the right into his own net in the 74th. Zenit dominated possession in the the first half but failed to convert its chances. Hulk tested Thibaut Courtois with a powerful shot from outside the box in the 14th minute, Zenits first effort on goal. Six minutes later, Zenit squandered a clearer chance when there was no-one in front of the visitors empty net to meet Smolnikovs cross from the right, while striker Alexander Kerzhakov came close to scoring after a cross by Hulk. Atletico created only one scoring opportunity in the first half, when Yuri Lodygin dived to his left to save Kokes half-volley one minute before the break. Zenit kept up the pressure after the break, with Hulk forcing Courtois too block his low left-foot shot from just outside the box in the 47th. Stitched Nuggets Jerseys. Instead, the breakthrough came at the other end after Roman Shirokov failed to open the scoring with a weak shot in the box and Atletico launched a quick counter attack. Raul Garcia put Lopez through and the striker eluded defender Tomas Hubocan before beating Lodygin in a one-on-one -- slipping the ball between the keepers legs. The home side was gifted an equalizer after Smolnikov broke down the right flank and Alderweirelds header beat Courtois as it flew into the top left corner. Once level, the home side pushed for a winner in the final stages but never really came close, while Lodygin denied Garcia from close range. "I think, we have played a good match against a strong opponent," Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said. "But we didnt create many chances because our opponents kept it tight and were well-organized in defence." Atletico leads the group with 13 points. Zenit has six, two points more than Porto which was playing last-place Austria Vienna later on Tuesday. ' ' '

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