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Dublin: 9°C Sunday 16 May 2021

Juventus crowned Serie A champions

Scudetto heads to Turin after Milan lose to Inter in derby.

Juventus's Mirko Vucinic scores past Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi.
Juventus's Mirko Vucinic scores past Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi.
Image: Paolo Giovannini/AP/Press Association Images

JUVENTUS SECURED THEIR first Serie A title since 2003 with a 2-0 win over Cagliari as AC Milan lost to Inter Milan on Sunday.

A goal to Mirko Vucinic and an own goal from Cagliari defender Michele Canini clinched Juventus’ victory away from home.

Juventus went into Sunday knowing that a win could give them the league title and went for it from the start.

Vucinic gave the visitors the lead in the sixth minute, running onto a long ball out of defence to finish smartly from a tight angle.

Despite the fact the Montenegrin striker looked offside, the goal stood and Juve celebrated as if they already had the title wrapped up.

However, the league-leaders had to wait almost 70 minutes to make sure of the three points.

Martin Caceres’ right-wing cross in the 74th minute was meant for Marco Borriello but Canini got his foot to the ball first and it looped over goalkeeper Michael Agazzi into the net.

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That goal sealed Juventus’ 28th Italian league title as AC Milan went down 4-2 to cross-town rivals Inter.

The title race looked set to continue for another week with the scores tied at 2-2 with just over 10 minutes remaining but Inter foiled their city rival’s hopes thanks to a penalty from Diego Milito and a thumping strike from Maicon.

Milito gave Inter the lead after 14 minutes but Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought AC Milan back level with a penalty in the 44th minute and then a second goal a minute after the break.

Milito levelled the scores again with a penalty before completing his hat-trick with his second goal from the spot, while Maicon gave Inter fans even more to celebrate with his great goal in the 87th minute.

In another thrilling match, Palermo secured a 4-4 draw with Chievo thanks to an 89th-minute goal from Matias Silvestre.

Udinese moved into third spot thanks to a 2-0 win over Genoa, replacing Napoli who lost 2-0 away to Bologna.

Napoli’s slip up also allowed Lazio to take fourth spot with a 2-0 victory against Atalanta.

In other Serie A results on Sunday, Parma won 2-0 away to Siena and Novara triumphed 3-0 over Cesena.

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Steven O'Rourke

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