Juventus won their 29th Italian league title after picking up a slender 1-0 win at home to Palermo on Sunday.
The game’s solitary goal came courtesy of an Arturo Vidal penalty in the second half after Mirko Vucinic was knocked to the floor by Massimo Donati, before Paul Pogba’s decision to spit at Salvatore Aronica in the last 10 minutes earned the young French star a straight red card.
Palermo slipped back into the relegation zone as that defeat was confounded by Genoa’s resounding 4-1 win at home to Pescara, a result which also confirmed the latter’s relegation to Serie B.
Marco Borriello scored a double for Davide Ballardini’s team, meaning that he has scored against each of this season’s 20 Serie A clubs at some point in his career.
Siena look doomed to join Pescara in Italy’s second tier next season as they suffered a 3-0 loss to Catania, with Gonzalo Bergessio scoring a hat-trick for the victors.
The defeat leaves Siena five points from safety, while Atalanta look set to avoid slipping into the bottom three despite losing 2-0 to Parma, who had Marco Parolo and Jonathan Biabiany to thank for their goals.
Towards the top of the table, Napoli secured UEFA Champions League football for next season as they comfortably won 3-1 against an Inter side decimated by injuries.
A Napoli win was threatened briefly in the first half when Ricky Alvarez converted a penalty, but Edinson Cavani had the final say as he scored three to take his tally for the club to 101 and keep Walter Mazzari’s side in second.
Despite trebles hit by both Cavani and Bergessio, the performance of the day was undoubtedly produced by Miroslav Klose as the German striker phenomenally scored five goals as Lazio hammered Bologna 6-0 in Rome.
Three of Klose’s efforts plus Hernanes’ ninth of the season came before half-time as Lazio move above Inter into seventh, keeping their European hopes alive.
Milan capitalised on Roma’s Saturday win over Fiorentina by beating Torino 1-0 at San Siro, as Mario Balotelli scored an 84th-minute winner, while Udinese’s 3-1 triumph against 15th placed Sampdoria sees them move into sixth.