21 Apr Juventus take eighth straight Serie A crown with Fiorentina win
Alex Sandro’s purpose and a personal goal from German Pezzella were sufficient to seal the title with five matches to spare to the reigning champions
Juventus supported their national supremacy in Italy by sealing a record eighth consecutive Scudetto win following Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Fiorentina.
The Turin giants suffered disappointment in Europe in midweek, dropping to Ajax to crash from the Champions League in the quarter-final stage.
However, in Italy at Massimiliano Allegri’s guys stay on top of this heap.
Alex Sandro hit the first half to cancel outside Nikola Milenkovic’s early attack for Fiorentina, bringing the scoreline into 1-1.
Following the break Juve subsequently took the lead, German Pezzella turning a Cristiano Ronaldo cross past his own keeper to finish the comeback for those hosts.
Juve had a draw to wrap the title up with five matches to spare and parties started in the final whistle, with Napoli’s battle against Atalanta on Monday currently insignificant to the Scudetto chase.
It also marks a first Serie A for Ronaldo, who’s led 19 aims into the Juve trigger in the league up to now this year in his inaugural effort since linking from Real Madrid at 2018.
The team’s glittering streak of success dates back into the 2011-12 period after, under the stewardship of Antonio Contethey raised their first silverware because the breaking of their Calciopoli scandal at 2006 with this season’s Scudetto.
Conte proceeded on to acquire the following two names before leaving in the summer of 2014 to take the Italy job. His replacement Allegri has lasted Juve’s dominance with four Scudetti in as many seasons as taking over in the ex-Chelsea boss.
This most recent success marks Juventus’ 35th Serie A name, only short of twice the amount achieved by closest rivals Milan, that have prevailed on 18 events.
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The Turin facet have also completed top on two additional events, in 2004-5 and 2005-6, just to find those wins overturned because of Calciopoli, together with the prior revoked and the latter granted to second-placed Inter.
European success, nevertheless, continues to elude Allegri’s charges.
The final Champions League success for Juventus came all of the way back in 1995-6, despite creating the closing on five separate occasions since .