Following Napoli’s loss to Roma on Monday afternoon, Juventus secured their fifth consecutive Serie A title.
Radja Nainggolan scored the all-important late goal at the Stadio Olimpico, effectively ending Napoli’s hopes with three games remaining this season.
The Partenopei deserve credit for proving to be competitors for the majority of the season, but the Bianconeri’s strength in depth and experience ultimately ensured that they surged past Maurizio Sarri’s men en route to yet another Scudetto.
With 24 wins in their last 25 games, Massimiliano Allegri’s side have been simply sensational as they overcame a disastrous start to their campaign to put together a dominant run of form.
Although they enjoyed plenty of luck along the way, they arguably deserved it such was their relentless push for success domestically as they continue to leave their rivals behind.
From Gianluigi Buffon’s inspirational performances, Paul Pogba stepping up after being handed the iconic No.10 jersey to Paulo Dybala’s memorable debut season with the Turin giants, things have slotted into place despite the losses of Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo last summer.
While critics will look towards the competitiveness in Serie A, or lack of, it’s an easy excuse to use to take credit away from the Bianconeri. However, Allegri has done exceptionally well tactically to settle on the perfect system, while the personnel at his disposal have stepped up and delivered.
As they continue to dominate domestically, the objective for the club moving forward will be to improve on their performance in the Champions League.
After coming out second best in a battle with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals, Juve will be fully aware that they are still amongst the top clubs in Europe. However, they will be keen to hold on to their current group this summer, and strengthen further where possible to ensure that they take the next step.
Nevertheless, they can afford to celebrate their league success for the time being ahead of an opportunity to secure a domestic double as they prepare for the Coppa Italia final against AC Milan on May 21.
With many doubting them in the early stages of the campaign, the Turin giants have once again proven that they remain the top dogs in Italy and can never be written off.