Rain of Champange as Juventus celebrate fifth consecutive title
Juventus Football Club has held on to the Italian league title again. The club were crowned Serie A champions for a fifth season in a row after Napoli’s 1-0 defeat at Roma.
The jubilant players celebrated at club headquarters with cigars and branded champagne.
Juve captain Gianluigi Buffon has now won seven Serie A titles with the club, forfeiting two for a match-fixing scandal more than a decade ago.
“The moment we really turned a corner was scoring in the 95th minute against Torino,” said the 38-year-old goalkeeper, referring to the 2-1 victory on 31 October that started their long winning run.
“That gave us a confidence boost and we began to see even the most unthinkable targets were within our reach.
“My first and this season’s have been the greatest of all my Scudetto victories. This season has been crazy and unbelievable. This victory showed our strength both in terms of technique and character.”
Also Coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has won the Serie A title in both of his two seasons in charge, has this to say:
“It has been a memorable season.
“Everybody thought we had no chance after our bad start, when many thought the club should have sacked me. We did very well to react after that poor start, winning 24 games out of 25 is almost impossible, but we did it.”
The club’s domestic form is yet to translate to continental triumph however, they may have played in the Champions League final against Barcelona last year but that game was widely seen as one they were going to lose, as
they went on to lose 3-1.