Juventus Capture Sixth Straight Serie A Title, On Verge Of Historic Treble

Juventus Capture Sixth Straight Serie A Title, On Verge Of Historic Treble

Juventus Capture Sixth Straight Serie A Title, On Verge Of Historic Treble

Having lost key figures such as Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata, Juventus seemingly faced a tough task to continue their Serie A hegemony, but the club's hierarchy ensured Massimiliano Allegri had the squad needed to challenge for the title with some excellent transfer business.

Juventus won their sixth Serie A title in a row on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Crotone that means they can not be caught by Roma or Napoli. An argument could be made for either side regarding the weight and importance of the match, but for Crotone's players, especially the ones that played in both Serie B and A through promotion, there is a deep intensity and wherewithal that nearly guarantees they will fight tooth and nail for every minute of the game.

How did Juventus do it and what makes the club so dominant in Italy?

Juventus won five straight from 1931-35, as did city rival Torino from 1943-49 (including a season that was canceled because of World War II), and Inter Milan from 2006-10.

Juventus was winning matches in the first half of the season but didn't appear to be the unstoppable force it had been in previous years.

"The formation doesn't count as much as the attitude with which you play", said Allegri.

Thanks to evergreen goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and a rock-solid back four bossed by Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, Juve have conceded only 26 league goals so far.

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Genoa, which has had a terrible second half of the season, made sure of survival when it beat Torino 2-1 with goals from Luca Rigoni and Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego.

This year has seen Juventus begin to break away from their traditional back three, and Allegri has just as frequently opted for a four-man back line.

At the start of the campaign Allegri had a problem: making sure Higuain, freshly arrived from Napoli with a new 36-league goal Serie A record in his pocket, didn't go goal-hungry.

The third of June in Cardiff, the Italian Grande in the match against real Madrid will compete for the victory in the Champions League.

Juve's summer spending spree also saw the arrivals of playmaker Miralem Pjanic, winger Dani Alves and defender Medhi Benatia, and the re-signing of Juan Cuadrado.

Juventus also added to its record number of Serie A titles, with its 33rd.

On Saturday, Roma won 5-3 at Chievo Verona in the penultimate round.

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