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Mattia Perin replaced Wojciech Szczesny in the Juventus goal with Kean getting his second start alongside Paulo Dybala up front.

Then they would match the previous best of winning the title with five games to spare achieved by Torino in 1947-1948, Fiorentina in 1955-1956 and Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan in 2006-2007. Joao Cancelo's shot deflected off the outstretched foot of the 19-year-old forward and into the left corner of the goal.

Barcelona won 1-0. The return match is scheduled for April 16.

But SPAL struck back in the second half, with Kevin Bonifazi finding the net before Sergio Floccari scored to ensure the home side took the three points.

"We wanted to close it today", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "We played with a lot of youngsters".

"I don't think he has that intention".

However, he produced the assist for the only goal scored in the match.

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It was The Old Lady's second league defeat all season, following their 2-0 away at Genoa in March - when they were also without Ronaldo.

Bonifazi pulled SPAL level three minutes after the break when he connected with a corner to head past Perin, and Floccari fired in the victor on 74 minutes, prompting Allegri to send on Bernardeschi to try and salvage a point.

A clever touch and finish from inside the box by from SPAL's No 10 Floccari gave his side the lead in the 72nd minute just as Juventus had started to increase the pressure.

"And then the victor of City-Tottenham, as we were saying, is an English team that reaches a semi-final and goes to play against Juventus or Ajax so I really used to say this all the time when you get into a semifinal you have 12.5 per cent possibility equally to win the competition".

"If it was a group phase, where one point would be a positive result...they could, because Barcelona never killed the game". In heavy rain in Rome, Dzeko scored his first home league goal in almost a year.

17 - This is Barcelona's 17th Champions League quarterfinal appearance, a joint-record with Bayern Munich; it has reached this stage for a 12th successive season, a competition record.

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