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SPAL stun Juventus to postpone Serie A title celebrations

The Old Lady needed just a point to claim a 35th Scudetto with a record six games to spare.

Sergio Floccari leads the celebrations.
Sergio Floccari leads the celebrations.
Image: Lapresse/Filippo Rubin

TEENAGER MOISE KEAN scored his sixth goal in as many games but champions Juventus slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at SPAL on Saturday to put their Serie A title celebrations on hold.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side had needed just a point to claim a 35th Scudetto with a record six games to spare and Napoli a distant second.

Kean opened for the scoring for the visitors when the 19-year-old stuck his foot out to direct a Juan Cuadrado effort into goal after half an hour in Ferrara.

But Kevin Bonifazi (49) and Sergio Floccari (74) came back with precious goals which eased SPAL’s fight for top-flight football next season.

Juventus have a 20-point advantage on Napoli and can still seal the title on Sunday if Carlo Ancelotti’s side fail to win at bottom club Chievo.

No team has ever won the title so early.

Gavin Cooney
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The previous best was five games to spare achieved by Torino in 1947-1948, Fiorentina in 1955-1956 and Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan in 2006-2007.

© – AFP, 2019

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