The Bianconeri entered their last match against Fiorentina knowing that a win would take them to within just a point of sewing up a fourth Scudetto title on the spin.
The visitors were determined to rewrite the script by taking a 33rd minute lead courtesy of Gonzalo Rodriguez’s spot-kick, awarded after Andrea Pirlo brought down Joaquin in the box.
The hosts responded strongly, however, and Pirlo would have a hand in his side’s equaliser only three minutes later, his free-kick finding Fernando Llorente, who towered above Stefan Savic to nod home past Neto.
It would be another header that put Juventus in front, this time Carlos Tevez steering Patrice Evra’s deep cross above and beyond the Brazilian goalkeeper, now of course a Bianconeri player since the summer.
In the 70th minute, Tevez made sure of the points after latching on to a lofted pass from Claudio Marchisio (making his 300th appearance for Juventus) before rifling into the bottom corner for his 20th strike of the season.
There would be time for Vincenzo Montella’s men to pull back a goal through Josip Ilicic’s powerful free-kick in the 90th minute, but Massimiliano Allegri’s charges held on for the win that put them within touching distance of a 33rd league title, which they would ultimately seal the following weekend away at Sampdoria.