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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Juventus' Inevitable Win Only Certainty in Serie A

ROME -- Heading into next week's final round of the season, Juventus' record 24th championship win is the only certainty in the tight Serie A.


The rest of the picture began to clear Sunday.


AC Parma set its sights on second place in the Italian championship and neared a European Champions League berth Sunday by beating Bologna 1-0 thanks to a goal from Enrico Chiesa.


Parma can now secure its first trip to the lucrative Champions League with a draw at 17th-placed Verona in its final game. Parma is on 60 points, two ahead of third-placed Internazionale of Milan, which beat Napoli 3-2 Sunday.


England international Paul Ince was the main protagonist of Inter's exciting match, the team's first outing since losing the UEFA Cup final 0-4 to German side Schalke.


Ince was guilty of an own-goal that put Napoli ahead in the 31st minute, then redeemed himself by equalizing in the 50th. After Inter went ahead 2-1 in the 66th, Ince preserved the lead by chesting a Napoli shot off the line. Napoli players protested, arguing the Englishman had used his hand to deflect Belgian defender Bertrand Crasson's shot.


French striker Youri Djorkaeff then made it 3-1 for Inter, before Napoli pulled a goal back in the 90th minute.


Vincent Guerin scored with just a minute remaining on the last day of the French season to give Paris-Saint Germain a 2-1 victory over Strasbourg and earn his club a place in the European Champions League.


The team's win in Paris on Saturday gives it an 18-13-7 record, putting it in second place in the French championship, 12 points behind Monaco but three ahead of Nantes. Paris-Saint Germain is therefore guaranteed France's second berth in the lucrative Champions League.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)