Serie A: Juventus F.C. Beat Cagliari to Set New Points Record in Europe

Updated: 18 May 2014 22:27 IST

Juventus registered a 3-0 home victory over Cagliari to set a new European record of 102 points.

Serie A: Juventus F.C. Beat Cagliari to Set New Points Record in Europe

Milan:

Juventus celebrated their third straight Serie A title with a 3-0 home victory over Cagliari on Sunday to set a new European record of 102 points.


Antonio Conte's side had already broken the Serie A points record but ensured it moved into triple figures by also becoming the first Italian side to maintain a 100% home record.

Andrea Pirlo, Fernando Llorente and Claudio Marchisio scored in a party atmosphere at Juventus Stadium.

Juventus players posed for a team photo with their children before kickoff while the trophy presentation and an open-top bus parade took place after the match. Juventus clinched the title two weeks ago.

Pirlo fired Juventus into the lead in the ninth minute with one of his trademark free kicks, although it will probably be awarded as an own goal by Lorenzo Silvestri as it hit the crossbar before going in off the goalkeeper's back.

Juventus doubled its lead six minutes later when the defense failed to clear after Leonardo Bonucci flicked on Pirlo's corner and Llorente tapped in for his 18th goal of the season.

Marchisio scored a spectacular third, controlling the ball with his back to goal before flicking it up and firing it home with a swiveling volley.

At the start of the second half a huge banner was unveiled bearing Conte's face and the words "Without you we won't go far ... because you are the best and have Juve in your heart."

Conte, who has yet to commit his future to the club, was given a standing ovation when he emerged for the trophy presentation, moving his wife to tears.

Juventus was unable to parade the trophy around the pitch. As soon as the trophy was lifted, fans invaded the pitch - prompting players, their families and coaching staff to run to the dressing room.

In Genoa, Greece international Yoannis Fetfatzidis scored the only goal of the match seven minutes from time.

Catania signed off from Serie A with a victory following a stoppage-time penalty from Gonzalo Bergessio and a strike from Francesco Lodi.

Moussa Kone had equalized for Atalanta.



Topics : Football
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