Italian Serie A
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Sampdoria 0-1 Juventus

Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal scored his seventh Serie A goal of the season against Sampdoria

Juventus clinched their fourth straight Serie A title after a hard-fought victory over Sampdoria secured courtesy of Arturo Vidal's first-half header.

The Turin club needed only a point at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium to win their 31st Scudetto but got all three.

Chile midfielder Vidal scored the decisive goal when he met Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross to head in.

It handed Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri the title in his first season in charge of the club.

Allegri, 47, was appointed Juventus coach last summer after Antonio Conte quit the club a day after his players returned for pre-season.

Conte, now managing the Italian national team, said he left because it "may be more difficult to keep winning with Juventus" in the future.

But ex-Milan boss Allegri has not struggled in his debut season with the Old Lady.

Juve wrapped up the title, ahead of second-placed Lazio, with four games of the season remaining, having lost just three times in this campaign to date.

Vidal found the net just after the half-hour mark when, unmarked at the back post, he got on the end of Lichtsteiner's ball from the right and planted a header back across goal and into the net.

Allegri, who also won the Serie A title in his first season in charge of Milan in 2010-11, will now attempt to complete a treble with Juventus in the rest of the campaign.

Juve face European Cup holders Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, and also play Lazio in the Italian Cup final.

Juventus
Juventus are the first club to win the Serie A title four or more seasons in a row on two separate occasions
Juventus
Serie A's leading scorer Carlos Tevez has netted 20 league goals for Juve this season
Massimiliano Allegri
Massimiliano Allegri was appointed Juve boss in July 2014
Juventus
Juventus fans celebrated their team's 31st Scudetto in the streets of Turin on Saturday evening

Line-ups

Sampdoria

  • 2Viviano
  • 29De SilvestriBooked at 83mins
  • 26Silvestre
  • 5RomagnoliBooked at 89mins
  • 3MesbahSubstituted forReginiat 36'minutes
  • 22RizzoSubstituted forBergessioat 54'minutes
  • 17Palombo
  • 21SorianoBooked at 87mins
  • 14ObiangBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDuncanat 72'minutes
  • 99Eto'o
  • 24Muriel

Substitutes

  • 6Duncan
  • 9Okaka
  • 18Bergessio
  • 19Regini
  • 20Muñoz
  • 25Coda
  • 27Djordjevic
  • 32Marchionni
  • 33Romero
  • 77Wszolek
  • 86Cacciatore
  • 88Frison

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Padoin
  • 23Vidal
  • 8Marchisio
  • 27SturaroBooked at 61mins
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forChielliniat 73'minutes
  • 10TévezSubstituted forMorataat 72'minutes
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forComanat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Orestes Caldeira
  • 3Chiellini
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 9Morata
  • 11Coman
  • 17De Ceglie
  • 21Pirlo
  • 30Storari
  • 32Matri
  • 39Marrone
  • 77Audero
Referee:
Paolo Valeri
Attendance:
22,083

Match Stats

Home TeamSampdoriaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Sampdoria 0, Juventus 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sampdoria 0, Juventus 1.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Roberto Soriano.

Attempt blocked. Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

Attempt missed. Luis Muriel (Sampdoria) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Samuel Eto'o.

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samuel Eto'o (Sampdoria).

Booking

Alessio Romagnoli (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alessio Romagnoli (Sampdoria).

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alessio Romagnoli (Sampdoria).

Booking

Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria).

Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio with a cross.

Booking

Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kingsley Coman (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria).

Attempt missed. Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

Vasco Regini (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Kingsley Coman replaces Fernando Llorente.

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfred Duncan with a cross.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Gonzalo Bergessio (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Alessio Romagnoli (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Alfred Duncan (Sampdoria) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samuel Eto'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Giorgio Chiellini replaces Roberto Pereyra.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Alfred Duncan replaces Pedro Obiang.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Álvaro Morata replaces Carlos Tévez.

Attempt missed. Luis Muriel (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra.

Offside, Juventus. Roberto Pereyra tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

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