Juventus Win Seventh Successive Serie A Title after its 0-0 draw against 10-man Roma

The Old Lady saw off a season-long battle with Napoli at the top of the table to claim another Scudetto title and eventually become the first team in Serie A history to win four doubles in a row. The grinding stalemate against Roma was enough to crown Juventus their seventh successive Serie A title even though Second-place Napoli won 2-0 at Sampdoria but Juventus got the point it needed at the Stadio Olimpico to win its 34th Serie A title. It has a four-point lead over Napoli with one round left.

This is Massimiliano Allegri’s fourth straight Serie A title adding to the three earlier from Antonio Conte though it remains to be seen whether he will be on hand to extend that streak amid links to Arsenal, PSG  and Chelsea.

After a drab first half, both sides looked to gain an advantage in the game. Juventus had a goal canceled in the 47th minute after Dybala sneaked through the Roma defense to control onto a Federico Bernardeschi through ball and unleash a powerful volley into the net only to be flagged offside.

Radja Nainggolan was shown two yellow cards in the space of five second-half minutes, after picking up a second yellow card in quick succession for a wild challenge on Dybala, as 10 man Roma’s prospects of winning the match diminished.

Despite the numerical advantage Juventus barely threatened but the introduction of Juve’s Douglas Costa brought some intent and pace into the game. Knowing a point would be enough to seal the league title, Bianconeri closed his defense down and focused on their defensive compactness. Late into the game, Dybala had an appeal for a penalty late on after a shove from Juan Jesus, but Juan Jesus was deemed to have played the ball.

Juve saw the remaining minutes dug in and grinding out the point they needed, before emphatically celebrating their 34th Serie A league title with a match to spare. The result also completed another double for Juventus, adding to the win over AC Milan 4-0 in the Italian Cup in the same stadium on Wednesday.