By: Lawal Jamiu Olakunle
Cristiano Ronaldo reached a title milestone as Juventus clinched an eighth-consecutive Serie A crown with a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina.
Having previously won the Premier League and La Liga, the Portuguese has now added the Serie A title to his collections with new club Juventus. Becoming the first football player to win Europe’s three major leagues: Serie A , La Liga and the Premier League.
With the signing of the Portuguese talisman, Juventus were unbeaten for the first seven months of the season until a 2-0 loss at Genoa which put end to that feat on March 17.
Last weekend, they had the opportunity to wrap up the title but suffered a shock loss at SPAL and it appeared they were ready to blow a second opportunity to clinch the title as they fell behind early on at the Allianz Stadium.
Defender Nikola Milenkovic gave the visitors the lead after just six minutes before Sandro equalised with a stunning header on 37th minutes. Juventus then took the lead when Ronaldo’s cross was diverted past his own goalkeeper by La Viola captain German Pezzella in 53rd minute.
Juventus are 20 points clear of second-place Napoli with five games left to play and extend their record of 35 Serie A titles, while they are first team in Europe’s top five leagues to win the championship in eight consecutive seasons.