A 0-0 draw away to AS Roma on Sunday evening was enough for Juventus to seal a record-breaking seventh consecutive Serie A title this weekend with one round to spare.
The Bianconeri now sit four points above Napoli with just Hellas Verona still to play at home, a match which will see the presentation of the Scudetto trophy and could represent Gianluigi Buffon’s final game before retirement in the summer.
“It’s a wonderful feeling, as it’s never easy to win,” revealed Coach Max Allegri after the final whistle. “There are players here who won all seven titles and deserve Saturday’s salute in front of their home fans. We want to celebrate all together in Turin.”
Meanwhile, competitors Napoli must be congratulated for keeping the pressure on right until the end, making for a thrilling title race when many others in Europe were sewn up much earlier. The Partenopei beat Juventus away from home just three weeks ago to trail the reigning champions by just one point, but lost the next match versus Fiorentina 3-0.
It may be little consolation to their supporters, however the Neapolitan outfit notched up a club record points tally with 88 following their 2-0 win over Sampdoria, with three points still to play for next week. To put their achievements into context, their 27 wins places them fifth in the all-time record for a single game season, having racked up what would have been a title-worthy tally if it weren’t for an opponent so well-versed in the art of winning