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Unbeaten Juventus clinch 28th Scudetto

[Monday, May 07, 2012 ]

Juventus, who remain unbeaten in the Serie A all season, secured their 28th Scudetto and first in nine years on Sunday.

Juventus players celebrate winning the Scudetto at the end of a game against Cagliari
Juventus players celebrate winning the Scudetto at the end of a game against Cagliari

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The Old Lady's 2-0 win at Cagliari was enough to hand them the title as AC Milan succumbed to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of cross-town rivals Inter Milan.

Mirko Vučinić and a Michele Canini own goal gave Juventus victory in Trieste, where Cagliari have been playing recent home games.

"The sensations are something indescribable, fantastic, extraordinary. We are so happy to have achieved a super-extraordinary season," said Juventus coach Antonio Conte.

"I thank the players who worked so hard, the fans who put themselves behind us 100 percent and I also tip my hat to Milan, who provided a huge challenge and are a great club.

"We are Campioni d'Italia with a round to go and unbeaten after 37 rounds. We hope to end the season unbeaten, as that would be truly historic.

"It is my first Scudetto and I am truly very happy. We want to celebrate on the pitch with our fans, but it's tricky with the chaos that is out there."

Juventus fans run onto the pitch to celebrate after the Scudetto
Juventus fans run onto the pitch to celebrate after the Scudetto

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The final whistle was met by a pitch invasion as the estimated 15,000 Juventus fans who had made the trip to Trieste started celebrating the Scudetto with one game of the season to go.

"I start every year to win. Sometimes it doesn't happen – recently a lot – but this repays us with a very special flavour for what happened in 2006," said Alessandro Del Piero.

"My experience here has been wonderful, with great happiness and enthusiasm, embracing my teammates tonight and in all the games whether I played or not. It was a little strange, but right now I only want to smile."

Juventus will now pick up the trophy at their final game of the season at home against Atalanta next weekend.

Vučinić added: "It's indescribable. I went close with AS Roma, but to be here is extraordinary and a dream come true. I barely even remember scoring the goal! It's like being in a dream state.

"In my first year in Turin I won the Scudetto. It's not something that happens to everyone."



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