Juventus Wrap Up Seventh Straight Serie A Title

Juventus players celebrate at the end of the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Juventus at the Olympic stadium on May 13, 2018 in Rome. TIZIANA FABI / AFP

 

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed his side’s winning mentality as they sealed a seventh straight Serie A title on Sunday after a goalless draw against ten-man Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Turin giants had needed just a point to officially seal their 34th Scudetto title and become the first team to complete the league and Cup double for four consecutive seasons.

Roma played the final twenty minutes a man down after Radja Nainggolan was sent off for a second yellow card after a foul on Argentina striker Paulo Dybala.

Allegri’s side also won the Italian Cup in the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday with a 4-0 win over AC Milan.

With one game left to play Juventus cannot be caught by second-placed Napoli who are four points behind after winning 2-0 at Sampdoria on Sunday.

“It’s not easy to keep the right mentality just a few days after winning the Italian Cup final,” said Allegri.

“I think the greatest strength was keeping calm in all situations. You reach the final objective with one small step at a time.

“It’s been really tough and we have to compliment Napoli, as they kept the pressure on to the end and won at Sampdoria.

“We work hard, but when it’s time to celebrate after four extraordinary years, it’s right that everyone celebrates.

“If you get overwhelmed by enthusiasm, you’re going to collapse three days later.”

Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma, in third, had already sealed their Champions League place next season after Inter Milan’s 2-1 loss against Sassuolo.

“Juventus have a special mentality that has been built up through the years,” said Di Francesco.

“It’s a club that succeeds in remaining united through difficulties. They are an example for other teams to follow.”

Juventus had early chances with Edin Dzeko firing over, a Lorenzo Pellegrini right footer flying wide and Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick hitting the side netting.

Dybala threatened early and broke through early in the second half after an Alex Sandro cross but the goal was disallowed because the Argentina striker was offside.

Nainggolan received two yellow cards in the space of five minutes and from the 68th minute Roma were down to 10 men.

But Juventus did not take advantage of their advantage as they game lost its momentum although Dybala did have penalty appeals.

Juventus will play their final game in Turin next weekend and Allegri promised a big celebration.

“There are players here who won all seven titles and deserve Saturday’s salute in front of their home fans. We want to celebrate all together in Turin,” added Allegri.

AFP

Davido’s Skelewu Is Not Music – Waconzy

Nigerian pop singer, Waconzy has emphasized the need for fellow musicians to create music that has meanings and positive messages.

The good looking ‘Celebrate’ crooner, while appearing as guest on ‘Rubbin’ Minds, spoke about his life, the businesses  he is involved with outside the entertainment industry and his music in comparison with other artistes.

Waconzy is most popular for the track ‘Celebrate’, and when asked about his view on being tagged a “one hit wonder”, he replied, “everybody has his mouth and you can say whatever you want to say…when there is no news then it’s bad news but it’s wrong when you say I am a one hit wonder because I’ve got so many hit songs”.

He went on to list several songs he had recorded as hit songs including his recently recorded collaboration with American singer ‘Truth Hurts’. He claimed: “a lot of times I have got this challenge of knowing which song I’m going to perform on stage”.

The Port-Harcourt raised artiste went further to declare himself as “Super Man” in an industry that has many artistes with similar lyrics. This was in response to a question about how he distinguishes himself among other artistes.

He claimed that his songs had good lyrical content and would live after him. “I don’t want to do my music because I wanna make all the money out of my music. I can as well make money from my company. My music must be there even when I’m gone.”

He further said: “I don’t believe in all these stuff these little children do these days. They do songs they don’t have meaning, they just wanna make noise, this is bull sh*t you know.”

With Ebuka probing further into the identity of the little children he considers as noise makers, Waconzy responded by mentioning Olamide, Timaya, Davido among some of the artistes who make hit songs but do not make music.

He advised artistes to embrace hiring song writers if they could not do the job themselves.

The interview wasn’t all about condemnation of his colleagues though as he commended artistes like Tiwa Savage, Waje, Bez, Tuface Idibia He stated that their music contained good lyrics and would remain evergreen.

Watch the video for more on Waconzy’s personal opinions about Tonto Dike, Terry G, D’Banj and many other Nigerian artistes.