Juventus wins eighth consecutive Serie A title after victory against Fiorentina
Juventus won the Serie A for the eighth consecutive season by beating Fiorentina 2-1 at home on Saturday to win the title with five games remaining.
Juve, who had just been eliminated in the Champions League, only needed one point to conquer the Serie A crown once more, but had a disheartening start with Serbia’s Nikola Milenkovic’s goal in the sixth minute.
Juventus leveled in the 37th minute when Alex Sandro overtook the Fiorentina defense to score in the lead and took the victory with a own goal from Argentine defender German Pezzella in the 53rd minute after a great play by Cristiano Ronaldo.
With the victory, the number 28 in 33 games for the Serie A, Juventus took a 20 point advantage to Napoli, second classified and who has six games left.
Juve became the first team of the five most important leagues in Europe – England, Spain, France, Italy and Germany – to win the domestic title for eight consecutive years.
“Winning the tournament with five games to play is a testament to our great season,” said Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has been in charge of the team for the past five seasons and also won the Serie A with AC Milan. in 2011.
Ronaldo, scorer in the campaign with 19 wins, said: “I am really happy to have won the Italian league in my first season. It was a great campaign for Juventus, which also won the Italian Super Cup. We did not do so well in the Champions League but we will try again next year. ”
The Juve’s 35 titles are almost twice as many crowns as their pursuers. AC Milan and Inter Milan have 18 each.