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Juventus were crowned Serie A champions for a fifth season

Juve captain Gianluigi Buffon has now won seven Serie A titles with the club, who had another two stripped from them 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."
Coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has won the Serie A title in both of his two seasons in charge, said: "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."
JUVENTUS’ long and extraordinary history leaves little room for any more firsts and yet this season proved to be just that after they went on one of the greatest runs of all time to win the Serie A title.
Tallying an absolutely insane 73 points out of a possible 75 from 25 unbeaten matches earned them a record fifth consecutive Serie A title and, maybe most astonishingly, it came on the heels of the worst start in club history.
On October 28th, Juventus were all but dead and buried. Their 1-0 loss away to Sassuolo, courtesy of a Nicola Sansone free kick, marked the worst start to a Serie A season in 46 years. Earning just 12 points from a possible 30, Juve had lost four out their first 10 matches for the first time since 1969.
With key players like Claudio Marchisio out for the first two months of the season due to injury, new summer signing Sami Khedira unable to complete more than two matches in a row, and stars like Giorgio Chiellini and Paul Pogba underperforming, Juve seemed destined to go the Chelsea route, inevitably crashing out of league and European contention.
It all changed on Halloween. In the 93rd minute of Juventus’ crucial home tie against bitter rivals Torino to be exact. Receiving a pass from Patrice Evra in the middle of the pitch, Paul Pogba languidly flicked the ball on to the Brazilian Hernanes, who immediately charged at the heart of the defence.
Tripped up from behind, the referee waved play on, incensing the Turin crowd. Unbothered, Paul Pogba calmly rolled the ball down the byline to an onrushing Alex Sandro, who promptly slid a cross along the ground for Juan Guillermo Cuadrado to bundle over the line and immediately shift Juve’s entire paradigm.

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