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
How Juve's 49-Game Unbeaten Streak Stacks Up
Wall Street Journal , November 5th, 2012 12:41PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  arsenal, italy

MOST COMMENTED

Goals from Diego Milito (2) and Rodrigo Palacio helped Inter Milan end the longest active unbeaten streak in world soccer by beating Juventus, 3-1, at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday.

Juve’s 49-game unbeaten run began on May 15, 2011. The loss to Inter was the Italian champion’s first in the Juventus Stadium, which it opened in September of 2011. The feat is especially remarkable considering it was achieved with a relatively young and inexperienced manager (Antonio Conte) and that the Bianconeri was coming off back-to-back seventh place finishes in Serie A.

Among Europe’s top leagues, Juve’s unbeaten streak is now the second-longest run in history, tied with Arsenal of the English Premier League, which also went unbeaten for 49 consecutive games in 2003-2004. The longest unbeaten run in history goes to AC Milan, which went 58 games unbeaten between 1991 and 1993. This, WSJ.com’s Gabriel Marcotti points out, was achieved during a time when Serie A was head and shoulders above other leagues in the world. 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Real Beats Barca to Promising Youngster    
Real Madrid has beaten Barcelona to the signing of promising youngster Marco Asensio, in what Spanish ...
Guardiola Hopes Messi Stays at Barca     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he hopes "with all my heart" that Lionel Messi ends ...
Man City, Bayern Fans Persist with UEFA Protest    
PA Sport reports that Manchester City and Bayern Munich will continue their "Respect ... Fans" protest ...
Report: Sony to End FIFA Partnership     
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony will become the second official FIFA sponsor to decide not to ...
Arsenal Fails to Register Giroud for UCL     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be forced to sit out the Gunners' crucial UEFA Champions League ...
Koeman: Saints Can Finish Top Four    
Southampton coach Ronald Koeman insists his team can remain in the Premier League's top four following ...
Mourinho Downplays Di Matteo's Chelsea Success     
Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn into a comparison with former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo, ...
Report: Barca's Vermaelen May Need Surgery     
Goal.com reports that Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen could require surgery to cure the hamstring injury that ...
Messi's Top Ten Records    
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who became La Liga's all-time leading scorer (253 goals) following his hat ...
Rodgers Admits His Future Could be in Doubt     
Brendan Rodgers admitted that he could be fired after Liverpool slumped to a fourth successive defeat ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives