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Juventus clinches record sixth straight Serie A title with win vs Crotone

Juventus moved four points clear of second-placed Roma with a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Crotone. Since Serie A was founded in 1929, no club had previously won more than five straight titles.

football Updated: May 26, 2017 17:50 IST
Juventus is the first Serie A club to win the title straight six times.
Juventus is the first Serie A club to win the title straight six times.(AP)

Juventus clinched a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Crotone in the penultimate round Sunday.

Mario Mandzukic gave Juventus the lead 12 minutes in by redirecting a cross from Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala scored with a precise free kick shortly before the break and Alex Sandro added another with a header near the end.

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Juventus moved four points clear of second-placed Roma, which last Sunday handed the Bianconeri their first Serie A loss since January.

Since Serie A was founded in 1929, no club had previously won more than five straight titles.

Torino won five consecutive titles from 1943-49 (including a season that was canceled due to World War II), Inter Milan took five straight from 2006-10 and Juventus claimed a handful from 1931-35.