Allegri: Juventus have not won the Scudetto yet

Massimiliano Allegri insisted Scudetto title not decided yet despite opening a 16-point lead over Napoli at the top of the Serie A.

Juve took a giant step towards an eighth successive Scudetto thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 win at Naples.

It was a hard-fought game in Naples, where both teams had a man sent off in the top-of-the-table clash.
Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret received his marching others in the 25th minute as he tried to win the ball ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, while Miralem Pjanic was sent off at the start of the second half for a second bookable offence.

Miralem Pjanic and Emre Can put Juve on track before half time, and Jose Callejon’s 61st-minute goal ensured a thrilling finish but Lorenzo Insigne was unable to complete the comeback for Napoli after his penalty hit the post with six minutes remaining.

Juve remain undefeated after 26 matches, with 23 wins and three draws, but head coach Allegri said the Scudetto is not decided.

“As long as the Maths don’t give us the title, we have to keep winning our games, “Allegri told reporters.

“I think we need at least five victories to claim the Scudetto. We won our two matches against them [Napoli].

“Now we have to think about beating Udinese, which will be very important going into the match against Atletico [Madrid in the Champions League

Pjanic scored from the ensuing free-kick before Can headed home Juve’s second prior to half-time, though Napoli were given hope when the former was sent off at the start of the second half for a second yellow card.

“[It was] was a crazy match with various incidents that made it pretty messy,” Allegri added. “The two best teams in the league were facing each other.

“Napoli have great technical skills and made it really difficult for us.”

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