The dream team were almost at the end of the road, but still managed to squeeze out a fifth successive title in 1935. The season began after the majority of the squad had been in action all summer for the Italian national side which successfully lifted the 1934 World Cup trophy.
The final Scudetto of the ‘Quinquennio’ (five consecutive league titles) had a distinct recurring theme about it as Juve and Inter battled it out from beginning to end. The competition ebbed and flowed throughout and the Bianconeri had to wait until the final day of the campaign to decide the cup’s fate. Despite stumbling during important matches against Lazio and Bologna in the first half of the season, Juventus found their feet shortly after by beating the Nerazzurri in a crucial direct meeting.
While this Juve side was less spectacular than in previous years, the Bigatto-Gola defensive partnership provided a defensive solidity which guided the team through December following the resignation of manager Carlo Carcano. After a goalless draw against Inter in Milan, Juve then held onto their slender lead right up to the final matchday of the season, where they overcame Fiorentina and saw Inter lose to Lazio.
Over the course of five successful championship seasons, the Bianconeri amassed an impressive number of accolades: the most league wins in a campaign (25 in 1930-31 and 1932-33), the least defeats (four in 1930-31 and 1931-32), the most points (55 in 1930-31), record number of goals scored (89 in 1931-32), least goals conceded (22 in 1932-33), longest run of unbeaten matches (21 in 1933-34) and most players appearing together for the national side (nine for Italy vs Hungary in October 1933). This team was truly the pride of the nation.