This current title race has seen three teams fighting for the title (Juventus, Lazio and Inter), but the last time we saw such a tight and tough battle at the top of the stands was back in 2001-02. It was a sprint to the finish, which on the last day, saw Inter appear in the final straight, while Juve were one point away and Roma immediately behind by two. How it ended, is known to all and no date is probably more evocative for the Bianconeri fans: just say May 5 and it immediately arouses deep emotions.
That Sunday saw Inter not only lose against Lazio at the Olimpico but they were overtaken by Juve, who claimed a 2- 0 win over Udinese. Even the Scudetto back in 2013 and 2014 were conquered on the same day: 5 May. However, the triumph from 2002 remains unreachable, because, the most unexpected situations and happenings are the ones that induce the most chills and remain in the memory for the longest.
In achieving the legendary number 26 title, the final overtaking against long-time rivals Inter isn't the only thing that makes the victory unforgettable. What makes Lippi's Juve special is the way in which they worked their way up to the top with five match days remaining. With only five games to go, the Bianconeri were trailing the Nerazzurri by six points and Roma by three. Here's what happened, step by step, with the help of the story of Hurrà Juventus, who also recorded the report cards of each outing.