Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Juve finishes 'legendary season' unbeaten
AFP, May 14th, 2012 4:39PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  italy

MOST COMMENTED

Juventus beat Atalanta, 3-1, on Sunday to complete an unbeaten Serie A season and also break AC Milan's record of 42 consecutive matches without defeat.

It was also the perfect send-off after 19 years with Juve for captain Alessandro Del Piero, who netted his team's second goal. Youngster Luca Marrone scored the opener and Andrea Barzagli converted a last-minute penalty as Juventus finished the season with 84 points, four in front of AC Milan.

The victory meant Juve took its unbeaten run in all competitions to 43 games, including the final match of last season, a record for an Italian team.

The club also produced the first unbeaten Serie A campaign since AC Milan in 1992, and the first since Italy moved from an 18 to a 20-team league. Perugia ran through the 1978-79 season, conducted with 16 teams, unbeaten in 30 matches yet did not win the title.

"The aim was to remain unbeaten and to celebrate with our own fans," said Coach Antonio Conte. "We managed that and that had never happened in a 20-team league. This is a legendary season because in the future no one will ever be able to beat what we've done, only equal it. No one ever gave us anything and that's reason for great pride."

Read the original story...


1 comment
  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: May 17, 2012 at 3:48 p.m.
    Ah, but let us all wait until we learn more about the current match fixing issues in Italy. Maybe this season end result might not stand scrutiny? Yes the headlines now are mostly Serie B issues, to be sure. But that may be only because the leaders of Calcio Italiana may not think the public yet ready for another series of revelations like in year 2006. Juve Coach Antonio Conte will be called into court for his dealings in the previous seasons. It is probably not wise to place too much trust in any results in Italian football.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Cavs weather storm to down VCU    
No. 5 Virginia won its fourth straight game against VCU, but thanks to Penn transfer Sam ...
Ferdinand: Moyes' Tactics 'Embarrassing'    
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand launched a scathing attack on former coach David Moyes in ...
Critic Apologizes to Saints Fans     
Southampton, many critics' pick to be relegated this season after selling so many players during the ...
Inter Crushes Sassuolo, 7-0, Again    
Inter Milan made up for its disappointing 0-0 draw away to Torino on the opening day ...
Simeone Hails Atleti 'Strength'    
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's "strength" as the defending La Liga champ beat ...
Reports: Hamburg Coach Running Out of Time     
The German press claimed that Hamburg SV coach Mirko Slomka is running out of time, as ...
AC Milan Goes Top Following Nine-Goal Thriller     
AC Milan climbed to the top of the Serie A standings on Sunday following a thrilling ...
Wenger: Wilshere Back to His Best    
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said that Jack Wilshere is finally back to his best following the ...
Calderon: Ronaldo Could Seek Man United Return    
ESPN reports that former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon believes Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester ...
Freshmen show off talents in 'fantastic' Big Ten showdown    
No. 8 Wisconsin won a battle of unbeaten Big Ten teams when the Badgers defeated No. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives