Target, Allegri Vows To Remain In Juventus

Target, Allegri Vows To Remain In Juventus

The 40-year-old Buffon helped Juventus win a record-extending seventh straight Serie A on Sunday, four days after he led Juventus to a fourth straight Italian Cup title.

The former Bayern Munich player was beaten by Kalidou Koulibaly during the 1-0 loss to Napoli in Turin and was also at the heart of the penalty conceded in the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

Hence, if the Turin powerhouse had failed to win their remaining fixtures and Napoli managed to win theirs, it would have boiled down to goal difference where Juventus were superior.

Juventus players celebrate at the end of the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Juventus at the Olympic Stadium.

Third-placed Roma, already qualified for next season's Champions League, took the initiative and looked risky, although Edin Dzeko, Radja Nainggolan and Lorenzo Pellegrini all missed the target.

"I'm happy for the lads who have sealed the title, we have a week more of holiday", said coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has won all four of those doubles in as many years at Juventus. Juventus had thrashed AC Milan on Wednesday in Rome to win the Copa Italia final. "We played after Juve nearly every time andm seeing as Juve pretty much always win, that badly damaged us".

He added: "I can't say if Juventus are the best team and deserve the title, because I haven't watched them often enough". Perhaps we weren't quite as sharp when making the most of the times we won back possession, but we did control the game to a degree. Keeping level heads always make the difference, and you could see it in the key games. "Credit goes to the lads for keeping their cool, taking things one step at a time towards our final objective".

The fight for the last Champions League place is heading for a thrilling finale in Serie A after Lazio was held to a 2-2 draw at relegation-threatened Crotone.

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