Cape Town - Juventus sealed a seventh straight Serie A title on Sunday after a goalless draw against ten-man Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
Turin giants had needed just a point to officially seal another title
and become the first team to complete the league and Cup double for four
"7th scudetto in a row! Mind-blowing!," tweeted Juve's Swiss star Stephan Lichsteiner.
played the final twenty minutes a man down after Radja Nainggolan was
sent off for a second yellow card after a foul on Argentina striker
It is the 34th Scudetto in Juventus's history.
Massimiliano Allegri's side also won the Italian Cup in the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday with a 4-0 win over AC Milan.
one game left to play Juventus cannot be caught by second-placed Napoli
who are four points behind after winning 2-0 at Sampdoria on Sunday.
Di Francesco's Roma team had already sealed their Champions League
place next season after Inter Milan's 2-1 loss against Sassuolo.
has a special mentality that has been built up over the years, they are
a club that manages to stay united and compact in difficult times, and
that's what the other teams have to do," said Di Francesco.
must not give up, we have a lot of young players who are new to this
level, we also have to improve the group and strengthen where we are a
little less strong."
Juventus had early chances with Edin Dzeko
firing over, a Lorenzo Pellegrini right footer flying wide and
Aleksandar Kolarov's free-kick hitting the side netting.
Dybala threatened early and broke through early in the second half after
an Alex Sandro cross but the goal was disallowed because the Argentina
striker was offside.
Nainggolan received two yellow cards in the space of five minutes and left Roma down to 10 men for the final 20 minutes.
But Juventus did not take advantage of their advantage although Dybala did have penalty appeals.