Juventus is the Scudetto 2012-13 for second consecutive Year
Italy has a new champion of the Series, the Juventus that already won last year. The black and white have left their demons behind. The reputation of the Bianconeri club was stained in 2006 with the Moggigate scandal – purchase of referees by some Italian teams, that precipitated the team to the second division – and earlier this season the ghosts reappeared when their coach, Antonio Conte, He had to face a four-month sanction – initially he was going to be punished with 10 – for his involvement in a sports betting fraud and match-fixing scandal. Now, almost five months after Conte resumed command, Juventus enjoys its historic status as a big team, if not yet in Europe, of course in Italy. The bianconera, who has raised his second consecutive Scudetto, vuelve a ser the Old Lady: the historic Italian dominator that few can resist.
Last season Juventus also lifted the Italian title. This year has shown that it is strong again, that was not an accident, which is the leading team in Italy both for its position in the home championship and in the Champions League, where none of his compatriots have come close to his achievements, that happen to have reached the quarterfinals –Barcelona kicked out Milan in the round of 16–. Juventus' aspirations were curbed when Bayern crossed their path and, with german rigor, he knew how to dull those of Conte the brain and the legs. In Italy the story is different. Juve is the one that annuls the others.
The leadership of the Piedmontese team in Serie A is indisputable. only the rome, Sampdoria, Milan and Inter have managed to beat the Bianconera. Four teams, four defeats (the previous season remained unbeaten, although he gave up many more draws and only took four points ahead of Milan at the end of the competition). The difference in points with your immediate pursuer, Naples (with one game less), It is 14, which has allowed him to win the title three days before the end of the season.
Seeing Juventus on the pitch is even more definitive than those numbers because Conte's clearly control the game: bricks and mortar to stop any threat (Barzagli, Chiellini, Bonucci y Buffon, the foreman behind), the knife to deal the final blow (the Chilean Arturo Vidal and Vucinic, although they are far from being the capocannonieri), the baton to command and the harp to create (Pirlo is both). They know how to bite, but also sleep the games.
Not everything has been a symphony of good game. In many games Juventus has been carried away by torpor and has moved away from football, as it happened two weeks ago against Milan. But, even in those circumstances, the points have gone to the turinese bag.
Just one lap ago, Conte returned to the bench after his suspension. It was in Sicily against Palermo and Juve dedicated a victory to him. Today, at Juventus Stadium, the award was the club's twenty-ninth Scudetto (would 31 titles if justice had not dispossessed her of the championships of 2004-2005 Y 2005-2006 for the Moggigate scandal). The Piedmontese were worth one point to sing the alirón. They added three.
The locals dominated the match. With patience, they tried to undermine the bolt of Palermo, team suffocated in the lower part of the classification. The visitors showed little danger in the first few minutes and Buffon's first intervention did not come until half an hour into the game. After the break, and contrary to what the 50 previous minutes, Miccoli was about to spoil the party for the leader of Serie A. Miccoli sent a ball to the post that drowned out the chants from Juventus Stadium for a moment. When things were getting worse for Juventus, the referee saw a penalty on Vucinic. Arturo Vidal did not fail and put the title on a platter. The bad news for Juventus came from Pogba, sent off for spitting on an opponent.
In the race for the Italian leagues,Juventus is the undisputed leader. His closest pursuers don't even look out of the bianconero rearview mirror, Inter and Milan, with 18 titles each. It will take more than a decade and a good sprint for Juventus to see that supremacy threatened.