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Mirko Vucinic scores and takes off his shots as Juventus close in on title after 2-1 win over Pescara

That's pants! Vucinic takes his shorts off in celebration as Juve close in on the title

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22:47 GMT, 6 April 2013

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UPDATED:

22:54 GMT, 6 April 2013

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Juventus continued their march towards back-to-back Serie A titles with a 2-1 win over Pescara in Turin.

The Bianconeri were made to wait for their latest success, which moves them 12 points clear of second-placed Napoli, with Mirko Vucinic firing in a 72nd-minute penalty after Giuseppe Rizzo saw red.

Vucinic added the second moments later and was promptly substituted by boss Antonio Conte ahead of the midweek Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

Unique celebration: Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic waves his shorts as he celebrates after scoring against Pescara

Unique celebration: Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic waves his shorts as he celebrates after scoring against Pescara

Mirko Vucinic

Mirko Vucinic

Off they come: Vucinic takes his shorts off after scoring and waves them over his head

Spot on: Vucinic scores his penalty

Spot on: Vucinic scores his penalty

But Juve were made to sweat as Emmanuel Cascione curled in a stunning effort – Pescara's first shot on target – with seven minutes left.

Rolando Bianchi's stoppage-time equaliser grabbed a 2-2 draw for Torino at Bologna.

Nearly there: Juventus' players celebrate winning against Pescara and closing in on the title

Nearly there: Juventus' players celebrate winning against Pescara and closing in on the title

Paulo Vitor Barreto sent Torino ahead on 25 minutes but Bologna looked like they had grabbed the game away after the break.

Panagiotis Kone levelled on 65 minutes before substitute Tiberio Guarente seemingly won it with four minutes left. But Bianchi popped up late to share the points.

Carlos Tevez turns up at Martin Palermo match

Tevez turns down a game in Argentina… at tribute match for old pal Palermo

Carlos Tevez was a guest at his former Argentina team-mate Martin Palermo's farewell match in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Manchester City striker Tevez was considering playing in the benefit game for Boca Juniors favourite Palermo at the Bombonera stadium.

Game for a laugh: Carlos Tevez jokes with former Boca boss Carlos Bianchi

Game for a laugh: Carlos Tevez jokes with former Boca boss Carlos Bianchi

Striker Palermo retired last year, and the 38-year-old was feted by many former team-mates.

However Tevez limited his appearance to a half-time salute to supporters of the club where he began his career as a teenager, who responded, according to a report on the La Nacion newspaper website, by chanting, 'Leave the English and come back here'.

Old pals: Tevez greets his former team-mate Martin Palermo

Old pals: Tevez greets his former team-mate Martin Palermo

Fans favourite: Tevez got a warm ovation

Fans favourite: Tevez got a warm ovation

The Argentinian's future remains the
subject of great interest, as he has not played for City since becoming
embroiled in a dispute with the club in September, following his failure
to warm up during a Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich.

It was widely anticipated he would leave during the transfer window, but interest from Inter Milan, AC Milan and Paris St Germain did not lead to a move away from the Etihad Stadium.

City refused to enter into discussions over a loan deal for the 27-year-old, scuppering AC Milan's plans for a transfer.

Tevez has appealed to the Premier League against a six-week fine imposed by City for his ongoing absence.

City imposed the fine after finding Tevez guilty of gross misconduct on December 22.