Milan closes gap on Juve in table top clash

    AC Milan's midfielder Manuel Locatelli celebrates after scoring against Juventus at the San Siro Stadium.

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    • Milan closes the gap on Juventus
    • Roma could also cut the lead with a win Sunday

    (CNN)AC Milan took the honors in Saturday's clash with Juventus at the top of Serie A.

    The result cuts Juve's lead to two points after an action-packed game that saw seven yellow cards.
      Juventus thought they had the advantage 10 minutes from the end of the first half when Miralem Pjanic netted from a free kick, only to see it disallowed for offside.
      The game at the San Siro Satdium remained goalless until the deadlock was finally broken when Milan went 1-0 up on 65 minutes through a powerful Manuel Locatelli shot that was too good for Italy's national team goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon.
      Sampdoria got the better of Genoa in Saturday's mid-table fixture with a 2-1 home win.
      Milan leapfrogs over Roma in the chase for the title though it too could close the gap on Juventus if it can beat Serie A strugglers Palermo at home Sunday.
      Torino and Napoli are in the chasing pack and both go into action Sunday. Torino, currently in fourth, plays Lazio at home and the Napoli players travel to Crotone.