Juventus wins record sixth straight Serie A title

Toni Houston
May 23, 2017

Massimiliano Allegri has urged Juventus to bring an end to the Serie A title race once and for all against Crotone on Sunday. "He deserved it in previous years too, having won so many titles and the World Cup".

Juventus clinched their sixth successive Serie A title, and completed a third league and cup double in a row, when they beat relegation-threatened Crotone 3-0 on Sunday.

Crotone had won five and drawn two of its last seven games as it made a late bid to escape the drop but was facing a Juventus side which has dropped only two points at home all season.

It helped cushion the blow of paying 90m euros, an Italian record, to Napoli for the southerners' 36-goal hero Gonzalo Higuain, whose 24 goals before their final game at Bologna was among the league's best.

On course to make himself a Juventus hero in the longterm, the Argentine already has 41 goals in 92 matches, and has been key to getting to the Champions League final this term.

Juventus somewhat surprisingly lost to Inter and AC Milan in the first half of the season, but those defeats hurt little due to the Milan sides' inability to challenge for top honours. The Argentine forward wheeled away with his trademark "Dybala Mask' celebration, understandably ecstatic with his 10th league goal of the season".

"The formation doesn't count as much as the attitude with which you play", said Allegri.

"I thought for a whole week about the Champions League final with Real Madrid, so I was practically on vacation at Roma and totally embarrassed myself", he added.

Genoa, who have had a terrible second half of the season, made sure of survival when they beat Torino 2-1 with goals from Luca Rigoni and Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego.

The new formation also allowed Juventus to benefit more from the passing ability of Miralem Pjanic as he was fielded alongside Sami Khedira in front of the defence.

No surprises to see Chiellini here too - along with Bonucci, the partnership is also shared for the Italian national team.

Premier League champions Chelsea are set for a boost in their spending plans this summer thanks to Juventus' title success, according to reports.

A win for Roma against Chievo on Saturday would leave Juve requiring a win to prevent the Scudetto battle from continuing until the final day of the season.

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