Even though tonight's 1-1 draw against Inter kept the distance from the Nerazzurri intact, Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri was satisfied with the result because his side found the equaliser after being reduced to ten men.
"I'm satisfied with this draw, we got it after going down to ten men and going behind as well," he said to Sky.
"In the first half we put them in difficulty, while in the second half we didn't stay as close together and they surprised us on the opening goal. Now we want to think about the Coppa Italia [semi-final against Lazio].
"[Jose] Mourinho's team deserves to be in front. I don't know if there is a ten-point difference between us. They are certainly very good at winning games at the death or with a piece of individual skill. This isn't luck, it's a virtue.
"If we look at the times when we dropped points despite playing well, it shows we were unlucky but if Inter are able to win games without playing well they must have some qualities that we don't have."
Asked if he shook hands with his colleague Mourinho at the end of the match, he said: "We did, before and after the match. Why wouldn't we? If you don't believe me you can ask some eye witnesses!"
Danilo Pochini, Goal.com