Monday May 4 2015
Serie A Week 34: Did You Know?

Juventus, Max Allegri and Andrea Pirlo celebrate Scudetto records and Mattia De Sciglio's fastest ever dismissal as Susy Campanale rounds up the stats.

Juventus celebrated their fourth consecutive Scudetto, now only one shy of their record from 1931 to 1935. No other club has ever achieved four in a row on two different occasions.

The other clubs with five Scudetti in a row were Torino from 1942-43 to 1948-49 (divided by World War II) and Inter from 2005-06 to 2009-10.

This is their 31st official Serie A title, though the club counts the 2004-05 and 2005-06 editions stripped in the Calciopoli scandal. For the first time since three points were introduced for a win, Juve won the Scudetto with four rounds to spare.

Max Allegri is the seventh Coach to win a Scudetto with two different clubs. He also won the Serie A trophy at his first attempt with Milan.

He is also the eighth Bianconeri boss to take the title in his debut season after Carlo Carcano (who won all four from 1930-34), Jesse Carver (1949-50), Gyorgy Sarosi (1951-52), Ljubisa Brocic (1957-58), Giovanni Trapattoni (1991-92), Marcello Lippi (1994-95) and Antonio Conte (2011-12). Technically it would’ve been nine, but Fabio Capello’s 2004-05 trophy was revoked.

Andrea Pirlo picked up his fifth consecutive Serie A winners’ medal, six in his career – two at Milan and four in Turin. He is the 21st player to achieve this five-year streak, but the first to do so with two different clubs. Gigi Buffon has also won six Scudetti (eight without the revoked titles).

Carlos Tevez has won seven League titles over his career, two at Juve and two at Manchester United, plus one apiece with Boca Juniors, Corinthians and Manchester City.

Juventus get back to success on the road after one point from three attempts between Serie A and the Champions League.

Arturo Vidal scored his 35th Serie A goal, the seventh of the campaign, where he hadn’t found the net since January 11 away to Napoli. Juve have won all six League games this season in which the Chilean was on target.

Sampdoria had been unbeaten on home turf this season with seven victories and nine draws, but have scored only once in the last three games at Marassi. The Blucerchiati amassed just three draws in the last six rounds.

Juve hadn’t won two consecutive League trips to Sampdoria since 2004-05 and 2005-06. Last term the result was also 1-0.

Mattia De Sciglio received the fastest ever Serie A red card, just 43 seconds into the game. This beats Luis Oliveira’s dismissal 50 seconds into Reggina v Cagliari, which ended 1-1.

Milan have only won away to Napoli once in the last 15 years, 2-1 in 2010, along with four draws and four losses. With 43 points after 34 rounds, it is their worst Serie A campaign since 1996-97.

The Rossoneri hadn’t suffered three consecutive top flight losses since March 2014. In their last three away fixtures, Pippo Inzaghi’s men managed one point and one goal. The negative streak overall now stretches to two points from five rounds.

Gonzalo Higuain has failed to convert half of his six penalties this season, as he was denied against Chievo and Atalanta too.

Manolo Gabbiadini is approaching parity, having netted seven with Sampdoria this season and six for Napoli. Of those 13 goals, four were as a substitute.

Marek Hamsik scored 76 career Serie A goals, eight in the current campaign and two in as many games. The Slovak hadn’t netted in back-to-back Serie A games since August 2013.

Higuain has 16 Serie A goals this season, but 27 in all competition. The Partenopei have won six of their last eight League games at the San Paolo, drawing the other two.

Genoa have lost all of their last nine visits to Roma. The most recent victory was 1-0 in 1990, followed by two draws and 11 defeats.

Rudi Garcia’s men secured a second consecutive victory with a clean sheet. Seydou Doumbia scored two Serie A goals with his first two shots on target. Alessandro Florenzi found the net for the second game in a row and now has five for the campaign.

The Giallorossi netted five goals in the last two matches, as many as in the previous seven outings.

Roma won their last six Sunday lunchtime outings, whereas Genoa have managed only two draws from five attempts at this fixture.

Atalanta are unbeaten in five rounds, a new club record for this season, even though only one of those was a victory. The Orobici have shared the spoils seven times in the last nine rounds, including the last four on the bounce. Giuseppe Biava celebrated his 13th Serie A career goal, the second of this term.

Lazio’s last draw in Bergamo was 0-0 in 2007, followed by four home wins and two away victories. The Aquile picked up just one point from their last two away fixtures. They hadn’t drawn on their travels for six rounds, winning four and losing two.

Marco Parolo set a new personal best with his ninth goal of the season, 26 in his career, having found the net for two games running. Atalanta become his joint favourite victims with Milan, as this was his fourth goal against them.

Fiorentina ended a run of four consecutive Serie A defeats. Josip Ilicic enjoyed only his second Serie A career brace, 28 goals overall and three in two games.

Alberto Gilardino netted his 176th Serie A goal, putting him just two behind Giampiero Boniperti in the all-time charts. Gila scored his 50th strike in a Viola jersey.

Vincenzo Montella’s men have received seven penalties this season, but only converted two of them. Cesena have given away 10 spot-kicks, more than any other club.

Cesena extended their winless streak to five draws and four defeats. The Sea Horses have never conquered the Stadio Franchi in Serie A, managing three points from 13 visits.

Inter are unbeaten in six rounds, winning half of them, but managed only one victory in their last seven competitive games at San Siro. Roberto Mancini marked his 400th match for an Italian club.

Chievo only ever won away to Inter once, 2-1 in 2001, along with four draws and nine losses. The Flying Donkeys haven’t scored for 195 minutes of football, but are still unbeaten in five rounds.

Sassuolo scraped only one point from the last five rounds and have fired blanks for 181 minutes of football, while Simone Zaza hasn’t scored in 11 games, his worst top flight streak. The Neroverdi have five goalless draws this season, fewer only than Atalanta’s six.

Palermo won just one of their last 12 away fixtures, 3-1 at Udine interrupting six draws and five defeats. The Sicilians haven’t scored on their travels for 204 minutes of football.

Udinese had never beaten Verona at the Bentegodi in Serie A, managing just five draws and seven defeats. Hellas saw their positive streak come to an end after seven points from three rounds. This was the Friulani’s first away victory since a 2-1 at Empoli on January 26, followed by three stalemates from six attempts.

Rafael Marquez has been sent off three times in Serie A this season, more than any other player.

Antonio Di Natale surpassed Roberto Baggio with his 206th Serie A goal and is now 10 behind Jose Altafini.

Cagliari got their first home victory since beating Sassuolo 2-1 on January 24, ending a run of one point from their previous six. Parma have won six times in Sardinia between Serie A and B, drawing nine and losing 16. Before four in one go, the previous four Serie A meetings between these sides – home and away – provided a grand total of two goals.

The first time Cagliari and Parma met in the top flight was in 1990-91, when current Coach Gianluca Festa was playing in the Sardinian defence.

Albin Ekdal got his fifth goal of the Serie A season, but hadn’t found the net since another 4-0 over Empoli on October 25 2014.

Have your say...
Congrats to Juventus - you see you dont have to always cheat to win. You were the best this season
on the 5th May, 2015 at 2:36pm
Juve have 33 scudetto and inter is exclude from 5 scudetti in row, THAT'S FACT!!!
on the 4th May, 2015 at 10:11pm

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