De Ligt and Juventus seal Serie A title

De Ligt and Juventus seal Serie A title

The 35-year-old became the first player in history to win at least two league titles in three of Europe's top leagues after the Bianconeri's 2-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 31st goal of the season in waning seconds of the first half at Juventus Stadium, with Federico Bernardeschi sealing the match with an excellent effort in the 67th minute.

Ronaldo's spurned late penalty meant he missed the chance to edge closer to Lazio frontman Ciro Immobile in the race for the Capocannoniere, with the Italian on 34 goals for the campaign.

He also matched former Italy World Cup victor Felice Borel, who was the last player to score 31 goals for Juventus in the 1933-34 season.

Sampdoria's hopes of finding a way back into the match ended as they were reduced to 10-men following a second booking for Morten Thorsby.

According to rediff.com, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: "Done!" Your courage, your attitude and your determination were the strength we needed to face this tight final of the championship and fight to the end for this title that belongs to all of Italy.

"We started on a new path with a lot of scepticism around us, we gave everything, despite some slip-ups".

Sarri, in his first year at the club, confessed it was hard work to get the team to adapt to his style of play, especially with so many outstanding individual talents in the squad.

Juventus have now won nine titles in a row, while De Ligt adds the Serie A championship to the Eredivisie title he won last season in 2019.

"Taking something for granted in sport is one of the biggest mistakes you can make and for this group it was certainly not a walk in the park".

With this victory, Juve also clinched the Serie A title for a record ninth consecutive time.

He's also won two Primeira Ligas with Porto and two Champions League trophies during his time at Real Madrid.

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