Saturday April 7 2012
Bonucci: 'Juve will cling to top'

Leonardo Bonucci says Juventus are top of the table now and “we want to hold on tight. It’s a dream and we live it with the dagger between our teeth.”

The defender soared above the crowd to nod in the opener in a 2-0 victory away to Palermo.

“We knew that we had to win tonight to stay close to Milan, then fortunately Amauri broke his duck and made life easier for us,” he said of Fiorentina’s shock 2-1 win at San Siro.

“We won and leapfrogged the Rossoneri, so now we want to hold on tight. We will already play on Wednesday to stay on top.

“It’s a dream and we live it with the dagger between our teeth. My celebration? I was happy for the goal that broke the deadlock in a difficult match. I was not thinking about what happened last week.”

Bonucci had a goal originally credited to him, but it was then handed to Mirko Vucinic because replays could not prove he deflected the shot.

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