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Five things that helped Juve win eighth straight Serie A crown

Italian giants Juventus claimed an eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday after a 2-1 win at home against Fiorentina.Here, we look at five things that helped the Turin giants lift a 35th Scudetto with five matches to spare, equalling the record for the earliest any team has won Serie A:

RONALDO EFFECT

Cristiano Ronaldo was signed from Real Madrid for €100 million before the start of the season, in a bid to end the Turin giants’ 23-year wait for the Champions League trophy.

The 34-year-old left Real as their all-time top scorer, a record he also holds in the Champions League where he is the only player to have won five titles.Despite their European exit to Ajax, the Portuguese superstar was a key player throughout the campaign with 19 league goals.

Both Juventus’ Serie A defeats came in his absence – 2-0 to Genoa on March 17 and 2-1 to SPAL on April 13 – the latter frustrating their bid to wrap up the title with a record six games to spare.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

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