Kwadwo Asamoah’s Juventus win Serie A title

The Ghana international has won his third Italian championship

Kwadwo Asamoah won his third Serie A title on Saturday as Juventus beat Sampdoria in the Italian top flight.

Victory secured the domestic championship for the Old Lady—their fourth consecutive triumph in the league.

The title was guaranteed at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris as Juve claimed a tight 1-0 victory.

Arturo Vidal was the hero, scoring the only goal of the game before the break after heading past Emiliano Viviano following a superb cross from Stephan Lichtsteiner.

The goal was greeted with ecstatic celebrations from the club’s travelling fans, but Massimiliano Allegri’s side were unconvincing as they saw out the contest.

Sampdoria had their chances—and indeed managed more shots than Juventus during the match—but the Bianconeri ultimately held on to ensure they won their 31st Italian title.

Allegri’s side have been the division’s dominant force throughout the season—as they were under previous boss Antonio Conte—and have spent only one week off top spot.

With four games to play, they are 17 points clear of second-placed SS Lazio and 18 ahead of AS Roma, who some had expected to run them close this season.

Juventus also remain in the running for both the Champions League—where they will meet Real Madrid in the semi-final—and the Italian Cup, where they are set to face Lazio, looking to win their first Coppa Italia in a decade.

While there will be jubilation in Turin this week, Asamoah may reflect on the triumph with mixed emotions.

Injured since November 4, the 26-year-old has made only six appearances in the top flight so far this term, although he may be in a position to contribute in the run-in having recently returned to training.

Source: Goal

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