Balotelli leads AC Milan to 5th straight win
By Andrew Dampf , AP
April 21, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
ROME--Mario Balotelli set a personal record with his 14th goal of the Serie A season and set up another score as AC Milan beat visiting Livorno 3-0 Saturday for its fifth straight win.
Still, Milan remained five points behind city rival Inter Milan in the race for fifth place and the final Europa League berth, after Inter beat 10-man Parma 2-0.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba led the way as Juventus stayed on course for a third consecutive title with a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Bologna.
Pogba, the France international and former Manchester United midfielder, scored with a long, low shot from beyond the area in the 64th minute.
Juve remained eight points ahead of second-place Roma, which won 1-0 at fourth-place Fiorentina with a 26th-minute goal from Radja Nainggolan. Former Fiorentina forward Adem Ljajic set up the goal by evading a bunch of defenders and slipping the ball through to Nainggolan.
With 90 points and four matches remaining, Juventus has a chance to become the first Serie A club to break the 100-point