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Conte: 'Nothing achieved yet'

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is taking nothing for granted as his club goes after a third straight scudetto.

The Turin giants claimed a 2-0 victory over Livorno on Monday to restore their eight-point advantage over second-placed Roma with six games remaining.

"The title race is by no means over," Conte said to Sky Italia. "There are six rounds of games to go and nothing has been achieved yet.

"We must keep working like this.

"This is a fascinating campaign with two teams - Juventus and Roma - beating records and doing extraordinary things.

"People should give credit to Juve and Roma."

Monday's win was Juve's 27th of the campaign and allowed the Turin giants to make amends for their 2-0 defeat at Napoli in the previous round - only their second loss in the league this season.

"I'm happy we did well against Livorno," Conte said. "This result was important as the teams behind us in the standings keep winning.

"Our confidence remains high but we cannot slow down."

Juve next host Lyon on Thursday, holding a 1-0 advantage in their Europa League quarter-final tie.

"We have three days to prepare and we want to be in the semi-final," Conte said. "It would be great to reach the last four, for Italian football as well as for Juve.

"But Lyon have great players in attack and the tie is far from over.

"I hope to see a packed Juventus Stadium and that our fans make their voices heard to push the team forward.

"We need the crowd to rise to the big occasion for the final stretch of the campaign.

"We have won trophies in recent years also thanks to them and I hope it will continue that way."