Juventus beats 10-man Lazio 1-0

AP, Monday 2 May 2011

Simone Pepe scored in the 87th minute to give Juventus a 1-0 win over 10-man Lazio on Monday in a Serie A match between two clubs desperate to secure a place in Europe next season.

Juventus players Pepe and Del Piero celebrate their victory against Lazio

Pepe, who missed a large portion of this season due to injury, scored with an angled shot that deflected in off a defender.

Six minutes earlier, Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma was sent off after receiving his second yellow card for stopping a Juventus counterattack.

Lazio remained in fourth place - which carries the final Champions League berth - but is only one point in front of both Udinese and Roma. Juventus, which is seventh, moved within four points of Lazio with three matches remaining in the Italian league.

Lazio had dominated until Ledesma was sent off.

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