The Italian press were unanimous in their praise for Juventus as they ended an impressive campaign by setting a European record 102 points on Sunday. The Italian Serie A winners, who had already surpassed the Scudetto record of 97 points held by Inter Milan, beat Cagliari 3-0 in Turin to become the first Italian side to win all its home games in a given season.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport saluted Juve and showed a photograph of the Bianconeri players celebrating on the pitch after the game. Their main headline said: "102, the record." That was followed by a sub-headline that read: "The Bianconeri make it 19 out of 19 at home and for the first time an Italian club surpasses the 100-point mark."
Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport also paid tribute to Juve with the headline: "Juve 102, no-one like you. The scudetto of records." Sunday's victory was Juve's 33rd in 38 games, a record in Italy's top flight.
All the more impressive is the fact that the Turin outfit conceded just 23 goals while scoring 80 this season. Juve's feat has made the front page of national newspaper La Repubblica, which wrote: "Juve reaches 102, never a scudetto like this one."
Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport applauded the work done by Juve coach Antonio Conte, who has yet to confirm if he will continue at the helm of the Turin giants next season. The 44-year-old Conte has led Juve to a third straight scudetto in his third season in charge.
Corriere's front page has a photo of Conte celebrating on the team bus during yesterday's parade through the streets of Turin with the headline: "Conte, stay!" Corriere's sub-headline reads: "All the Juve fans are there for him." National newspaper Tuttosport's editorial 'Making history, committing suicide' focuses on the contrasting fortunes of the two Turin-based clubs.
While Juve fans celebrated on the streets of Turin, supporters of their city rivals Torino were left in tears as their team failed to win in Florence on the final matchday to secure sixth spot. Toro's Alessio Cerci had a last-gasp penalty saved to see their hopes of clinching the last Europa League qualifying spot vanish.