Juventus clinches fifth consecutive Serie A title

Juventus mathematically secured a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title on Sunday after Roma stunned second-placed Napoli with a last-gasp winner.

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Juventus celebrates its win over Fiorentina on Sunday.

Juventus was on Monday crowned Serie A champion for the fifth year in a row following Roma's 1-0 win over Napoli.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men beat Fiorentina 2-1 on Sunday to go 12 points clear of Napoli, which now has just three games remaining. Radja Nainggolan’s goal settled Monday's encounter at the Stadio Olimpico to end Napoli's title hopes.

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Juventus made an underwhelming start to the season, collecting just one point from its opening three games, with the 1-0 defeat to Sassuolo in its 10th match on October 28 being the turning point. It went on an impressive run from there on in, winning 24 of the next 25 games to clinch another Scudetto.

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played a key role in Juventus' success, keeping 20 clean sheets in 34 games, setting a new mark of 973 minutes without conceding along the way.

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Paulo Dybala was its main attacking threat following his transfer from Palermo, scoring 16 times in 32 appearances, while Mario Mandzukic contributed 10 goals.

Paul Pogba, meanwhile, found the net eight times from midfield.

Juventus meets Carpi, Verona and Sampdoria in its remaining three Serie A games, before it takes on AC Milan in the Coppa Italia final on May 21 as it chases the domestic double.

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