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Wednesday May 9 2018
Allegri looks to set record

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri can become the first Coach in Europe to win four doubles in a row.

The Bianconeri have won Serie A for the past six seasons in a row, and are just waiting to mathematically seal a seventh.

Allegri’s side only have to take a point against Roma or Verona to seal the Scudetto, but even if they lose both they should win the league.

Napoli would have to win both games, as well as overturn a goal difference deficit of 16.

Even matching it wouldn't be enough, as Juve have scored 11 more goals than the Partenopei have.

That means if the Old Lady loses 1-0 at Roma and 1-0 to Verona in Turin, Napoli would still need to win 7-0 against both Sampdoria and Crotone to win Serie A.

Juventus will therefore effectively secure their fourth domestic double in a row if they can beat Milan in the Coppa Italia final tonight.

Allegri has been in charge for all of those triumphs, so he can become the first Coach in Europe to win the domestic double four times in a row.

RB Salzburg have won both the Austrian Bundesliga and the Austrian Cup for the past four years and are in the final against Sturm Graz tonight having already won a fifth league title in a row.

However, those triumphs were achieved by Roger Schmidt, Adi Hutter and Oscar, with Marco Rose in charge for this season.

Dinamo Tblisi managed to win the Georgian double for six seasons in a row between 1991-92 and 1996-97, but they had several different Coaches over that period including David Kipiani twice, Revaz Dzodzuashvili and Vaja Jvania.

Lincoln Red Imps won the League and Cup in Gibraltar for 11 years in a row, but the Gibraltar Premier Division is not a professional league.

Juventus have only won the Scudetto-Coppa Italia double five times in history.

The first game in 1959-60, while Marcello Lippi managed the same feat in the 1994-95 season. Allegri has won the other three.

Excluding the Italian and European Super Cups, the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup in 1989-90, and the Intercontinental Cup, the Bianconeri have seven doubles in their history.

As well as the aforementioned Scudetto-Coppa doubles, they won the League and UEFA Cup in 1976-77, Serie A and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1983-84.

If they can win the Coppa tonight, Allegri will have won exactly half of the doubles achieved in Juventus history.

The Tuscan can also match the record for most Coppa Italia wins, with Sven-Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini both having lifted the cup four times, though not consecutively.

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