Juventus' Pablo Osvaldo celebrates after scoring against Roma.
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Dani Osvaldo’s first Serie A goal for Juventus arrived in dramatic fashion at the Stadio Olimpico and rubbed salt into the wounds of his former employers Roma.
The Bianconeri, who were crowned champions last weekend, appeared content to hold Roma at arm’s length during a bad-tempered encounter in the capital city.
Roma were determined to get some sort of revenge on Juve but instead watched in horror as Osvaldo – the Italy striker sold to Southampton in August and sent to Turin on loan in January – scored four minutes into stoppage time.
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The 1-0 win saw Juve pull 14 points clear of the Giallorossi as they reached 99 points in Serie A for the first time.
Shortly before kick-off it was announced that Miralem Pjanic had signed a contract extension tying him to Roma until 2019 and the Bosnian was applauded by the home faithful when he tackled Fernando Llorente early on.