GENOA, Italy -- Arturo Vidal's goal in the first half helped Juventus clinch their fourth straight Serie A title, defeating Sampdoria 1-0 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Here are three quick observations about their victory.
1. The return of King Arthur
Arturo Vidal's first two years as a Juventus player saw his rise from Bundesliga prospect at Bayer Leverkusen to the apparent finished article. Chile's World Cup hopes were pinned on him so much that they managed to convince the 27-year-old to undergo...
Juventus wrapped up a fourth straight Serie A title on Saturday evening thanks to a 1-0 win at Sampdoria.
Arturo Vidal scored the only goal of the game after half an hour as the Bianconeri -- who only needed a point to clinch their 31st Italian crown -- did even more and took all three.
With four games of the season remaining, Massimiliano Allegri's men can no longer be caught, allowing them now to focus all of their attention on a Champions League semifinal with Real Madrid -- the first leg of...
Sampdoria missed an opportunity to strengthen their grip on a place in Europe next season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Hellas Verona.
Despite losing Afriyie Acquah to a red card, Sampdoria took the lead in the 65th minute through Lorenzo De Silvestri.
Luca Toni equalised minutes later, though, to deny the Blucerchiati a win which would have given them a three-point cushion over sixth-placed Genoa in the search for a place in the Europa League next season.
As it is, Samp are just a point...