Higuain hits 33rd goal, Toni scores in farewell win over Juve

Torino reduced arrears just after the hour when Peres pounced on Giuseppe Vives’s cross to lob Pepe Reina, who got a hand to the ball before it hit the net. 

But the hosts failed to produce a late leveller and instead finished with 10 men after Vives saw red for a second bookable offence at the death.

Toni, meanwhile, was the toast of Verona after bringing down the curtain on his storied career with a cheeky 43rd-minute ‘Panenka’ chip that beat second-choice Juve keeper Norberto Neto in a 2-1 win.

“I didn’t know whether to shoot it right or left, so I opted for the ‘scavino’ (chip),” said Toni.

With perhaps one eye already on their Italian Cup final against AC Milan on May 21, Juventus conceded a second on 55 minutes when Federico Viviani found the net from the edge of the area.

Juventus, who had not conceded two league goals since a 3-2 win over Carpi in December, finished with 10 men after Alex Sandro saw red for a second yellow card.

The visitors scraped a late goal thanks to Paulo Dybala’s spot-kick, after Filip Helander had shoved Simone Zaza to the ground.

Less than 10 days before trying to secure a second consecutive double, Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri said: “We should have done a lot better, but this defeat will serve us well.”

Earlier Sunday, fans turned out to pack the Stadio Olimpico as Francesco Totti made his 600th Serie A appearance with Roma.

It could have been the 39-year-old’s final game at the Olimpico amid hesitation from the club to offer a 24th and final year of contract.

Only Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti (615) and AC Milan great Paolo Maldini (647) have made more appearances in Serie A.

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