Sunday, May 22, 2005

Life Keeps Getting Better: Juve = Champions

Life keeps getting better.

First there was yesterday's Manchester United loss, um I mean Arsenal win. Now Juventus, the best team in the world, has won the Italian League title ... for the third time in the past four seasons and the 28th time overall!

Here's the report:
Juventus claimed their 28th Italian league title on Friday without kicking a ball after rivals AC Milan were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Palermo.

The result leaves Juve, who have two games remaining, four points clear of last year's title winners Milan who have just one more match to play.

Milan, who fielded a reserve side ahead of their Champions League final against Liverpool in Istanbul on Wednesday, led 3-1 at the break thanks to two goals from Brazilian Serginho and a Jon Dahl Tomasson strike.

Carlo Ancelotti's side were all set to force Juventus to win their penultimate match at Livorno on Sunday to secure the title but Palermo struck twice inside the final 13 minutes.

A twice-taken penalty from Italy international Luca Toni got Palermo back in the match before Simone Barone fired in at the near post for a 79th minute equaliser.


Juve coach Fabio Capello has now won titles with four different clubs -- AC Milan, AS Roma and Juventus in Italy and Real Madrid in Spain.

The title is Juve's third in the past four seasons and sixth in the last 11 campaigns -- all five previous triumphs coming under the guidance of former coach Marcello Lippi.
There was also a personal milestone for Juventus defender Ciro Ferrara who equalled the record eight Serie A titles won by former Juve players Giovanni Ferrari and Giuseppe Furino.

Ferrara, who will retire from playing to join Juve's coaching staff at the end of the season, won two titles with Napoli before moving to the Turin club.

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