Juventus crowned Serie A champions

A fourth consecutive league title was clinched on Saturday as Massimiliano Allegri’s men defeated Sampdoria at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Juventus were crowned Serie A champions for the fourth season in a row following their 1-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday.

Arturo Vidal scored the only goal of the game in the first half, heading home from Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross, to spark wild celebrations among the Bianconeri faithful.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men are now 17 points clear at the top of the table with five games still to play and now cannot be caught by closest challengers Lazio and Roma.

After matchday four, Juve spent only one week off top spot as they remained the dominant force yet again in the Italian top flight.

Allegri replaced Antonio Conte as coach last summer and has also taken Juventus to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 12 years. The Turin-outfit play Real Madrid at home in the first leg on Tuesday.

An historic treble is still on the cards, with Juve also in the Coppa Italia final where they will play Lazio. The Old Lady has not won the Italian Cup since 1995.