Soccer-Imperious Juventus end year five points clear

By Terry Daley ROME, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Juventus ended 2013 five points clear at the top of Serie A after a 4-1 victory at Atalanta stretched their winning league run to nine games on Sunday. AS Roma remained their closest pursuers following a 4-0 crushing of bottom club Catania with two goals from defender Mehdi Benatia. A delicate backheel from Rodrigo Palacio's earned Inter the spoils four minutes from the end of the Milan derby and moved them up to fifth on 31 points. Milan have only won one league game in two months and are languishing in 13th place on 19 points, only five away from the relegation zone, after a poor performance in which Sulley Muntari was sent off in stoppage following a scuffle.

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