Italian Serie A
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Juventus seal eighth straight Italian title with point against Fiorentina

Juventus players
Juve's eighth straight Serie A title sets a new record among the top five European Leagues

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be staying at Juventus "1,000%" after the club won an eighth consecutive Serie A title with victory over Fiorentina.

Massimiliano Allegri's side, who failed at the first attempt with a 2-1 loss at SPAL last week, fell behind after a Nikola Milenkovic opener.

Alex Sandro equalised with a brilliant flicked header in the 37th minute.

Victory was sealed after the break when German Pezzella diverted Ronaldo's cross into his own net.

"I'm really happy that I have won the Italian title in my first season," said Ronaldo.

"Of course, it did not go well in the Champions League, but there is next year."

Juventus' 35th league title means the Portuguese forward, who signed from Real Madrid for £99.2m last summer, has become the first player to win domestic titles in England, Spain and Italy.

Fifa Tweet about Ronaldo record

The Old Lady - as they are commonly known - were knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax in midweek and have won every Italian league title since moving to the Allianz Stadium in 2011.

Earlier on Saturday, Juventus Women beat Verona to retain their Serie A Women title.

Roma fail to take advantage

AC Milan held on to fourth spot in Serie A, which would guarantee them Champions League football at the end of the season, after they drew 1-1 against Parma in the opening game of the day.

Roma could have leapfrogged Milan by beating third-place Inter later, but had to settle for a point after Ivan Perisic's second-half header cancelled out Stephan El Shaarawy's stunning 14th minute strike.

Napoli, who play Atalanta on Monday, are second with 67 points with Inter on 61. Milan are fourth with 56, one ahead of Roma.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 20Cavaco Cancelo
  • 24Rugani
  • 19Bonucci
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 16Ju CuadradoSubstituted forDe Sciglioat 87'minutes
  • 23Can
  • 5PjanicSubstituted forBentancurat 65'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 33BernardeschiSubstituted forKeanat 74'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 15Barzagli
  • 18Kean
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 30Bentancur
  • 32Del Favero
  • 37Spinazzola
  • 40Mavididi
  • 41Nicolussi Caviglia

Fiorentina

  • 1Lafont
  • 4Milenkovic
  • 20Pezzella
  • 5Ceccherini
  • 16Hancko
  • 11MirallasSubstituted forFernandesat 80'minutes
  • 14Dabo
  • 17Veretout
  • 24BenassiSubstituted forSantos da Silvaat 73'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 9Simeone
  • 25ChiesaSubstituted forMurielat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Laurini
  • 3Biraghi
  • 6Norgaard
  • 8Santos da Silva
  • 18Medja Beloko
  • 26Fernandes
  • 27Graiciar
  • 28Vlahovic
  • 29Muriel
  • 31Franchescoli de Souza
  • 33Brancolini
  • 67Ghidotti
Referee:
Fabrizio Pasqua
Attendance:
40,098

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Fiorentina 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Fiorentina 1.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Emre Can.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Cancelo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Federico Ceccherini.

Attempt missed. Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Hancko with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Emre Can.

Attempt blocked. Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edimilson Fernandes.

Attempt missed. Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

Attempt saved. Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giovanni Simeone with a through ball.

João Cancelo (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gerson (Fiorentina).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mattia De Sciglio replaces Juan Cuadrado.

Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Gerson (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Alex Sandro.

Foul by Moise Kean (Juventus).

Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by João Cancelo (Juventus).

Federico Ceccherini (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Edimilson Fernandes replaces Kevin Mirallas.

Booking

Gerson (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gerson (Fiorentina).

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Bryan Dabo.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Federico Ceccherini.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Moise Kean replaces Federico Bernardeschi.

Offside, Fiorentina. Jordan Veretout tries a through ball, but Kevin Mirallas is caught offside.

Hand ball by Blaise Matuidi (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Gerson replaces Marco Benassi.

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marco Benassi (Fiorentina).

Attempt saved. Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Benassi.

Attempt blocked. Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Fiorentina).

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 20th April 2019

  • JuventusJuventus2FiorentinaFiorentina1
  • ParmaParma1AC MilanAC Milan1
  • BolognaBologna3SampdoriaSampdoria0
  • CagliariCagliari1FrosinoneFrosinone0
  • EmpoliEmpoli2SPALSPAL4
  • GenoaGenoa0TorinoTorino1
  • LazioLazio1ChievoChievo2
  • UdineseUdinese1SassuoloSassuolo1
  • Inter MilanInter Milan1RomaRoma1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus33283267234487
2Napoli32207561283367
3Inter Milan33187851272461
4AC Milan331511747311656
5Roma331510858461255
6Atalanta32158964412353
7Torino331314642291353
8Lazio331571147351252
9Sampdoria33146135344948
10Cagliari331010133244-1240
11Fiorentina3381694741640
12Sassuolo33814114752-538
13SPAL33108153447-1338
14Parma3399153451-1736
15Genoa33810153552-1734
16Bologna33810153447-1334
17Udinese3389163147-1633
18Empoli3378184263-2129
19Frosinone3358202660-3423
20Chievo33211202468-4414
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