Juventus have completed two-thirds of their treble-seeking mission after defeating relegation-threatened Crotone 3-0 to clinch a record sixth consecutive Serie A title.
Mario Mandžukić and Paulo Dybala scored in the 19th and 39th minutes respectively to put the game beyond doubt while Alex Sandro scored seven minutes from full time to add some gloss to the result. This achievement comes four days after the Old Lady defeated Lazio 2-0 in the Coppa Italia final, their third straight Italian cup, and gives them a shot at achieving a historic treble as they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3 in Cardiff.
Juventus eclipsed their own record Serie A title streak of five straight titles (1930/31 to 1934/35) which they shared with arch-rivals Torino (1942/43 to 1948/49) and Inter Milan (2005/06 to 2009/10). It also is the 33rd Scudetto for Juventus, the most ever.
Allegri in his 3 seasons at Juventus:
3 x Serie A 🏆🏆🏆
3 x Coppa Italia 🏆🏆🏆
1 x Supercoppa 🏆
First manager in Italy to do the double x 3 pic.twitter.com/HSRvdWDCae
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) May 21, 2017
Juve’s run to the Scudetto can be pointed in part to the acquisition of Gonzalo Higuaín from Napoli last summer, bagging 24 goals in the league, including game-winners against closest title rivals, Roma and Napoli.
Higuain, Mvp of the season😍 pic.twitter.com/211xnst2dA
— CAMPIONI🏆 (@DylanJuve97) May 21, 2017
Should Juve complete the treble, they would be the second Italian side to do so, joining Jose Mourinho’s Inter side from 2009/10.