Exactly one year ago, the Bianconeri had returned triumphant from Florence after clinching a nail-biting 2-1 victory over Fiorentina thanks to goals by Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata, not to mention Gianluigi Buffon’s heart-stopping penalty save moments before full-time.
With this result, Massimiliano Allegri’s men had put one hand on the Scudetto, which they knew would be mathematically theirs if second-placed Napoli failed to win against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico the following day.
After training that morning, everyone turned to the TV screens and watched the Giallorossi secure the home win that sealed Juventus’ 34th Serie A title and a fifth in as many years, thus equalling the extraordinary achievement of the Bianconeri’s famous ‘Quinquennio’ side of 1930-35. This was the first time that an Italian club had managed the feat twice in their history.
Cue wild celebrations in Vinovo, Italy and beyond after a rollercoaster campaign that had ended as everyone of a black and white persuasion had wished for.