The Juventus players lost a second consecutive match and a third of their last five, but it did not matter, because after 1: 3 at home against Roma, they lifted their ninth consecutive Italian title. Maurizio Sari bet on an extremely unconventional team, as Cristiano Ronaldo was not even in the group for the match, and a total of seven teenagers appeared in the game for the “black and whites”.
The home coach became the championship champion for the first time in his career. It was the Turin club’s first home defeat in 40 games, with Napoli last winning a match at the Juventus Stadium two years ago when the coach was … Maurizio Sari.
The hosts from Turin took the lead with 1: 0 in the fifth minute, when after a cross from a corner the ball ended up in Gonzalo Higuain and he sent it into the net from a few meters away. Roma’s response also came after a corner kick and in the 23rd minute Nikola Kalinic was left uncovered in the penalty area, equalizing with a header – 1: 1. Two goals by Diego Perotti – first from a penalty in the 44th minute for 1: 2 and then after a well-organized attack for 1: 3 put an end to the dispute and brought three points to the Roman team, which finished fifth in the final standings.
For the Bianconeri, this is the title of №36. However, Juventus fans believe that their favorites have 38 titles because of the number and the two championship trophies taken away during the Calciopoli affair.
Inter finished the season with three points after 2: 0 in their visit to Atalanta, thus displacing the “Bergamas” from second place in the final standings and stopping them on the way to 100 goals scored in the championship. The team from Bergamo finished the season with 98 goals. Danilo D “Ambrosio and Ashley Young were right for the guests from Milan.
Today, five more Serie A matches are coming up, and the Euro quotas have already been distributed – Juve, Inter, Atalanta and Lazio will play in the Champions League, while Roma, Milan and Napoli have places in the Europa League. The only question before Sunday’s matches is whether Lecce will be able to save himself at the expense of Genoa. The two teams are separated by one point, and today they host Parma and Verona respectively.
Other results from the last round in Italy:
Brescia – Sampdoria 1: 1
Milan – Cagliari 3: 0
Napoli – Lazio 3: 1