Less than a week after their Champions League exit against Ajax, Juventus have registered history on Saturday by winning their eighth straight Serie A (Italian top-flight football league) title. The Turin-based club came from a goal deficit to win the match 2-1 against Fiorentina, which sealed them their 35th Scudetto.
With the triumph, Cristiano Ronaldo bagged history by becoming the only footballer to win the top-flight league in three different European countries, having won the Premier League (Manchester United), La Liga (Real Madrid) earlier. After the match, the Portuguese also confirmed that he will remain at Juventus next season.
Rumours had surfaced that the Portuguese could move to another club only a year after joining the Serie A side but speaking to the presser, he shunned such suggestions, saying that he adapted well in Italy and what they have achieved – the Scudetto and Italian Super Cup, is not easy to achieve. Ronaldo also said that their campaign in the Champions League did not pan out as expected but it will be better next year.
When asked if he is sure to remain at Juve in the coming season, Ronaldo said he is ‘1000% ‘ sure to stay with the club.
Juventus will have a better fire-power next season with Arsenal star midfielder Aaron Ramsey already having signed a contract with the club. The Welsh international’s arrival will resolve their lack of world-class quality in the midfield position.
The five-time Balon’Dor winner Ronaldo now has a total of 28 trophies, including the Euro 2016 title with his international side.
Ronaldo is also the top scorer of Serie A and is most likely to win the Golden boot award but there is also contention from Sampordia’s Fabio Quagliarella, who also has 22 goals and AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek, who has 21.
It has been a great season for the Italian giants and they have lost just two of their matches played so far, against Genoa and SPAL, with 28 wins and three draws.