Juventus is hoping to become the second Italian team to win the treble–domestic league title, domestic cup and European cup–after Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan did so in 2010, and the first item on its checklist has been taken care of.
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.
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 cancelled due to World War II), Inter Milan took five straight from 2006-10 and Juventus claimed a handful from 1931-35.
Juventus defeated Lazio 2-0 in the Coppa Italia final, lifting the trophy days before it put the finishing touches on a sixth straight Serie A title. Juventus has now also won the domestic cup a record 12 times, winning it for a third straight time. The first of those also came against Lazio in 2015.
Juve will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3.