Wednesday May 1 2013
Vidal chasing Rui Barros’ 12…

Arturo Vidal is just three goals short of becoming Juventus’ most prolific midfielder in a single Serie A season, says the Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Chilean has netted nine times in the Italian top-flight this term thanks to four strikes in his last three games.

The South American is now within touching distance of Rui Barros, the Portuguese player who grabbed 12 in 29 games during the 1988-89 campaign.

Vidal is currently tied with the goal feats of midfielders Fabio Capello (1971-72), Pavel Nedved (2002-03) and Claudio Marchisio (2011-12) who celebrated nine times in a single season.

Vidal is the club’s top scorer this term with 14 goals in all competitions.

Juventus, who need just a point to win the championship, will end the season with games against Palermo, Atalanta, Cagliari and Sampdoria.