Juventus claims sixth straight Serie A title

Juventus became the first club to win six consecutive Serie A titles after an easy victory over Crotone 3-0 on Sunday.

The Bianconeri entered the game against the third-bottom placed club almost pressureless despite Roma closing in to within a point of Massimiliano Allegri’s team with leaders with victory at Chievo on Saturday night.

Indeed, the Gladiators were the only team who could do anything against Juventus’s seemingly inevitable title charge, and they had shown their clear intent to do so last week against the defending champions.

But there was no doubt that it was all Juventus at Turin against Crotone, and, as if to add glitter on his 31st birthday, Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic banished any fears about an afternoon of struggle with a simple tap-in, and Paulo Dybala essentially moved the game out of Crotone reach with a perfectly curled free-kick for Juve’s second.

Alex Sandro rounded off the scoreline late as Juve wrote a new page in the history of Italian football.

With the title wrapped up and clinched their third consecutive Coppa Italia over the last few days, Juve’s focus would now turn to their Champions League final meeting with Real Madrid as they chase for the treble.

Meanwhile, Crotone remain a point shy of Empoli and safety heading into their season-ending clash against Lazio next weekend.

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