Football: Juventus champion of Italy

Juventus of Turin won Sunday July 26 a ninth consecutive title of champion of Italy, the 36e in all, thanks to their 2-0 home victory over Sampdoria Genoa in the 36e matchday in Serie A. Two days from the end of the championship, the Turin club are seven points ahead of second-placed Inter Milan and can therefore no longer be reached.

This scudetto is the first to be won under the orders of Maurizio Sarri, which extends the incredible series initiated by Antonio Conte (three titles) and continued by Massimiliano Allegri (five coronations).

The bianconeri can prepare for their round of 16 in the Champions League against Lyon, against whom they lost the first leg in February (1-0).

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Focused on the Champions League

He especially bears the mark of Cristiano Ronaldo, already author of 31 goals in 36 days and who, despite his 35 years, did not seem affected by the sequence of matches every three days and in full heat, consequence of the three months interruption caused by the coronavirus. On Sunday against Sampdoria, he scored the first goal, was behind the second and missed a penalty in the dying moments.

In the middle of the week, Juventus, which is not going through an extraordinary period, missed a first match point by losing 2-1 on the lawn of Udinese.

Before going in search of a 10e consecutive title next season, the Piedmontese club can now turn to the Champions League, its great goal for several years.

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Beaten 1-0 by Lyon in the round of 16 first leg, the Bianconeri are in a precarious situation and elimination at this stage of the event would give their season a much less positive turn.

Le Monde with AFP and Reuters


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