Juventus wins fifth straight Serie A after Napoli’s defeat

Juventus wins fifth straight Serie A after Napoli's defeat

Juventus players celebrate their win against Fiorentina even before their title was confirmed.

Juventus had won their fifth consecutive title as Napoli went down late by 1-0 against Roma.

The Old Lady had secured a 2-1 victory against Fiorentina a day before, an inspiring achievement as the team had lagged behind at 12th place and 11 points from the top on 28 October.

The team had struggled after losing Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez and selling off midfielder Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich.

Since then, they resurged to win 24 and draw one of 25 league games, claiming 73 points out of a possible 75 to take them on top of the Serie A and 12 points clear of second-placed Napoli.

“To win this season would be really crazy and unbelievable,” said the goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after the away win at Fiorentina.

“We’ve shown the technical and moral strength of the group, the determination not to give in and our ability to astonish.”

Napoli players looked of dejected after losing the chance to catch up to Juventus.

Napoli players looked of dejected after losing the chance to catch up to Juventus.

Napoli on the other hand would woe squandering their chances to break the Serie A tittle off from Juventus’s iron grip after leading the table early on. Even then, they could not rest up as Roma are now within two points of the second place, which was also the final automatic Champions league placing.

Having just the slimmest of chances to chase Juventus, Napoli needed to win against Roma. But as Roma’s Radja Nainggolan scored the only goal in the final minute, Napoli chances were effectively vanquished with just 3 games left.

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