|Udinese's Macedonian forward Ilija Nestorovski (left) celebrates after scoring against Juventus. — AFP/VNA Photo|
MILAN — Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at Udinese on Thursday to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.
Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt had put the defending champions ahead three minutes before the break in Udine.
But a diving Ilija Nestorovski header seven minutes after the break got Udinese level with Seko Fofana scoring the winner in injury time.
Juventus remain six points ahead of second-placed Atalanta with three games left to play, and have another chance to seal the title for the 36th time at home against 14th-placed Sampdoria on Sunday.
Udinese earned a precious three points to move up to 15th position.
Lazio, 11 points behind Juventus in fourth, play at Cagliari later on Thursday. — AFP