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Cristiano Ronaldo plays key role as Juventus wins 8th straight title

/ 11:47 AM April 21, 2019
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Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his teammates after Fiorentina’s German Pezzella scored an own goal during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Juventus needs a draw against visiting Fiorentina to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

ROME — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.

It’s the first time in Europe’s five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight straight titles.

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And it was a big relief for Juventus following its elimination by Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, after failing to clinch last weekend with a surprise loss at Spal.

“It was upsetting and negative on Tuesday,” Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci said. “Today we turned our anger toward the pitch and transformed it into positive energy to achieve this goal.”

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Juventus needed only a point but quickly fell behind when Nikola Milenkovic took advantage of confusion inside the Bianconeri area to score for Fiorentina six minutes in.

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