Ronaldo helps Juventus clinch record eighth straight Serie A crown
|Toronto Star 20 Apr 2019 at 17:06|
TURIN, ITALY—Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.
It’s the first time in Europe’s five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight straight titles.
Juan Cuadrado, Cristiano Ronaldo, Blaise Matuidi and Emre Can start the celebration after Juventus sealed the Serie A title with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday. (Luca Bruno / AP)
Juventus moved 20 points ahead of second-place Napoli, which has six games left. Napoli hosts Atalanta on Monday but can’t catch Juventus, which also holds the tiebreaker courtesy of a better head-to-head record.