Serie A: Ronaldo scores to help Juventus clinch ninth consecutive title


On Sunday, July 25, 2020, Juventus clinched their ninth Serie A title in a row by defeating Sampdoria 2-0 at Allianz Stadium.

The Bianconeri extended their record run, which stretches back to 2011-2012, thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi.

Maurizio Sarri’s side has wobbled over recent weeks, failing to wrap things up on Thursday when they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Udinese.

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It meant they had only one win from five as they prepared to entertain Sampdoria, with Inter’s 3-0 victory over Genoa on Saturday having closed the gap at the summit to four points.

The Scudetto represents Sarri’s first major honour in Italian football, while at 61 he has also become the oldest coach to win Serie A.

Juventus was just one point clear of Lazio prior to the shutdown in March amid the coronavirus pandemic, but four straight victories upon the resumption helped them build a commanding lead – breathing space that came in handy more recently.

Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the triumph. He reached 50 career Serie A goals in just 61 games, while also becoming the first man to score 30 in a league campaign for Juventus since John Hansen in 1951-1952.



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