Juventus win second straight Serie A title

A fine day to be a Juventus fan. Photo: PA

Juventus retained their Serie A title with a 1-0 home win over Palermo.

Juve only needed a point to claim their second straight Scudetto, and their 29th in total, but they took all three thanks to Arturo Vidal's 59th-minute penalty.

The victory lifts Juve 14 points clear of nearest challengers Napoli, who play Inter Milan tonight but can no longer catch the pacesetters with only three rounds of matches left after this weekend.

Antonio Conte's men had to play out the final seven minutes with a man less following the dismissal of midfielder Paul Pogba for spitting at Palermo defender Salvatore Aronica, but it made no difference as Juve claimed their eighth successive league victory and with it the title.

While Juve were left to celebrate the championship though, Palermo's problems at the other end of the table increased with today's results.

They had picked up 11 points from their previous five matches heading to Juventus Stadium but their defeat, combined with Genoa's win at Torino, saw them fall three points adrift of safety.