Chiellini proud of third consecutive Juventus league win

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini wished Roma all the best for their summer holidays after the capital club's surprise defeat at Catania secured a third straight Serie A title for the Bianconeri.

Roma had won nine games in a row but headed to Sicily knowing they had to beat Catania and hope Juve - eight points better off - failed to defeat Atalanta on Monday night.

As it turned out, the Atalanta game was never an issue as the Giallorossi slumped to a comprehensive 4-1 loss at the Stadio Angelo Massimino that sparked wild celebrations slightly ahead of schedule in Turin.

So unexpected was the early confirmation of Juve's Scudetto hat-trick that their vice-captain Chiellini was fast asleep while Catania were putting Roma to the sword.

"I was asleep in my bedroom and when they went 3-1 down my friends woke me up. I knew then that we were about to win the Scudetto," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I never thought we'd be celebrating the title without playing. It's a strange feeling, but it's fine all the same.

"The important thing has been achieving our objective.

"Now we can enjoy reaching this historic milestone, which we deserve, which we have worked towards for a year."

Had Roma managed to squeeze the gap back to five points ahead of the final two games, all eyes would have been on Sunday's clash between the title rivals at the Stadio Olimpico.

The game now offers a fine opportunity for Juve to rub their success in Roma's faces, but Chiellini was careful to instead commend the Giallorossi for putting up a valiant fight.

"The plan was always to go to Rome with everything decided already and we will enjoy celebrating our title win as we make the trip down there," he added.

"But we must thank Roma, partly because they pushed us to try and go beyond 100 per cent.

"These three titles are not only a reward for battling through those years in which the results did not come, but also provide a stimulus for us to do well in the coming years."