Serie A: Juventus clinch eight consecutive Scudetto with comeback victory over Fiorentina

Arnold Nichols
April 21, 2019

Having lost back-to-back games against SPAL and Ajax in their previous two matches, Massimiliano Allegri would've been desperate for his side to wrap the title up on Saturday. "It'll have been a positive season with 50 per cent of our objectives achieved".

Manchester United have been knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona following a three-goal thrashing at the Camp Nou.

Despite the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's arrival in Turin, the club fell short in the Champions League once again as they suffered a shock quarter-final loss to Ajax this week.

Juve equalised against the run of play in the 37th minute when full-back Sandro guided a diving header in at the near post from a corner.

Commenting on a viral video of Cristiano Ronaldo brushing his backside as if to see "we shat ourselves", Allegri said "he's disappointed as we all are".

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The Portuguese now has 28 trophies in total, including the Euro 2016 title with Portugal.

Juventus clinched their eighth straight Italian Serie A league title - 35th in total - with victory over Fiorentina. "Once it's sealed, we all have to enjoy it, it wouldn't make sense not to celebrate it".

Those matches will be of little outcome for Juventus, which tied Torino in 1947-48, Fiorentina in 1955-56 and Inter Milan in 2006-07 by securing the title with five matches still to play. "Despite it all, we won by a big advantage".

Ronaldo threatened early, but defender Milenkovic gave Fiorentina hope of a first win in eight trips to the Juventus Stadium.

Injuries have hit Juve hard ahead of the weekend's clash, with Sami Khedira announcing yesterday that he is set to have season-ending knee surgery, while Allegri revealed that key attacker Mario Mandzukic could also miss the rest of the season.

Ahead of the Italian's club clash with Fiorentina on Saturday, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri squashed rumours that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor would be leaving Juventus this summer.

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