Torino 0 Juventus 2: Vidal and Marchisio Save Dull Derby

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Torino 0 Juventus 2: Vidal and Marchisio Save Dull Derby
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Juventus came into today's Derby della Mole knowing that Sunday would not be the day they celebrated their second consecutive scudetto win.  Napoli's 3-0 victory over bottom side Pescara Saturday ensured that the race would be extended at least another week.

After an exceedingly dull first 85 minutes, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio snatched three points for the bianconeri at the death, making the championship all but assured—on paper at least—going into next week's game at the Juventus Stadium.

Needing four points to win the title, a victory was not a necessity for Juve, but it would certainly make things a lot easier next week.  Three points would mean that a mere draw against relegation battlers Palermo would clinch league glory for the second year running.

For Torino, things had a little more urgency, but not much.  They came into the day seven points clear of the drop zone with five games to play—a decent enough margin to make you think that the other Turin team would be able to stay up next year.

Read on to see how the game progressed and for some thoughts on today's matchup.

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