Juventus 2017-18: Bianconeri's seventh straight Scudetto in Opta numbers

Giovanni Simeone in action for Fiorentina

Instead, Napoli went into the Fiorentina game trailing by four points and lost 3-0.

Their 0-0 draw against Roma was enough to capture their title as they entered Sunday's match with a six-point lead over Napoli with two games to play.

Trailing 2-1 to an Inter Milan side reduced to 10 men after 15 minutes, the footballing gods smiled on Juve when midfielder Miralem Pjanic, already booked, escaped a second caution for a flying bodycheck.

Juventus have 92 points from 37 games with Napoli on 88 - two more than their previous best - Roma 74, Lazio 72 and Inter Milan 69.

It was their fourth league title under the guidance of Massimiliano Allegri, who also becomes the first coach in Europe's four leagues to win four consecutive domestic doubles of league and Cup titles.

December 1 2017 Napoli-Juventus 0-1, Napoli's ex-player Gonzalo Higuain scored.


"Four years like these don't come along often and I have to thank the staff and everyone who has worked with us for their contribution".

"What Juve have more than anyone else in Italy is the mentality that has been built up over the years", Di Francesco told Sky Sport Italia.

"It's a club that succeeds in remaining united through difficulties".

"The greatest merit of the (Juventus) team was that they were always able to keep their calm because in football things can change in a second", Allegri added. Paulo Dybala had put the ball in the back of the net at the start of the second half but the Argentina forward was narrowly offside.

Lorenzo Insigne had a chance to open the scoring for Napoli in the 12th minute after going through on goal but Sampdoria goalkeeper Vid Belec made a good save. Roma's place in next year's Champions League was confirmed yesterday as Inter were beaten at home by Sassuolo.

Elsewhere, Udinese won 1-0 at Verona with a goal from Antonin Barak and AC Milan sealed their place in next season's Europa League despite conceding a last-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Atalanta.

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