It was already a cut and dried event a week ago; Juventus had won this year’s Serie A Championships and so last Sunday (article here) their supporters were out in force in a very noisy cavalcade of cars waving flags and generally enjoying themselves but there was still one game to go, win or lose it made no difference the championship was theirs. As it happens this afternoon they beat Atalanta 3-1 to become the second Italian side to win the title by going the whole season unbeaten.
So out came the flags, horns, scarves and banners and the cavalcade of cars set off once more around the area informing any of those who had not yet heard that Juventus were the champions.
Alessandro del Piero scored in his last league appearance for Juventus as the newly crowned Serie A champions beat Atalanta 3-1
Del Piero signed off in style in front of the home fans as he doubled Juventus’ lead in the 28th minute to cap a near 20-year career with the Old Lady
Juventus took the lead in the ninth minute when Marco Borriello forced his way into the area and set up Luca Marrone, who opened the scoring with a powerful right-footed shot.
And Del Piero, who has been at Juventus since 1993, scored his 289th goal for the club shortly before the half hour when he fired home from the edge of the area.
The Juve captain was substituted in the 57th minute to a standing ovation as the players and staff of both teams joined in with the resounding applause for the club icon.
The standing ovation and cheers continued even after Del Piero had left the field and the fomer Italy forward got back off the bench and walked around the pitch saluting the fans and gathering scarves which had been thrown down to him.
The city of Turin was in party mood with hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in the streets as Juventus celebrated its first title in nine years. source[Gallery not found]
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