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21.05.2005 Football News

Appiah wins first European League Title, As ...

By AP/GHP
Appiah wins first European League Title, As ...
MAY 21, 2005 FOOTBALL NEWS

...Juventus clinches Italian league title MILAN, Italy -- Black Stars' captain Stephen Appiah won his first league title in Europe as Juventus of Turin clinched its record 28th Italian League title when second-place AC Milan tied Palermo 3-3 Friday night.

Juventus (25-4-7), which won 1-0 at AC Milan on May 8 to take sole possession of first place, has a four-point lead over AC Milan (23-5-9), which has one league game remaining.

AC Milan, which won the title in 2003-4, plays Liverpool in the final of the European Champions Cup on Wednesday at Istanbul, Turkey, and rested several starters against Palermo, which is sixth at 12-9-16.

``Compliments to Juventus. They had a great season,'' AC Milan's Hernan Crespo said.

AC Milan led Palermo 3-1 before Luca Toni converted a penalty kick in the 77th minute and Simone Barone scored in the 79th.

Fabio Capello, in his first season as coach of Juventus, won his seventh European league title, following four with AC Milan and one each with Real Madrid and AS Roma.

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