Fans celebrate as Ronaldo leads Juve to ninth straight title

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VIDEO SHOWS: JUVENTUS FANS CELEBRATING AFTER THEIR TEAM WIN THE SERIE A TITLE FOR THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE TIME / STILL PHOTOS SHOWING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MATCH

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TURIN, ITALY (JULY 26, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. JUVENTUS FANS SINGING AND WAVING FLAGS AFTER THEIR TEAM SECURED THE SERIE A TITLE FOR THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE TIME

2. PEOPLE HANGING OUT OF VEHICLES AND SINGING AND WAVING FLAGS IN DOWNTOWN TURIN

3. JUVENTUS FANS GATHERED AT SAN CARLO SQUARE IN TURIN'S CITY CENTRE TO CELEBRATE TITLE WIN

4. FAN IN FACE MASK SINGING, TAKING OFF MASK TO KISS SHIRT

5. FAN IN MASK HOLDING A JUVENTUS SCARF

6. MORE OF FANS CELEBRATING AT SAN CARLO SQUARE

7. FANS TAKING PICTURES OF CELEBRATIONS

8. MORE OF FANS CELEBRATING AT SAN CARLO SQUARE

TURIN, ITALY (JULY 26, 2020) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

9. STILL PHOTO OF JUVENTUS' CRISTIANO RONALDO IN ACTION WITH SAMPDORIA'S MAYA YOSHIDA

10. STILL PHOTO OF SAMPDORIA'S GASTON RAMIREZ WITH BLOOD ON HIS HEAD ON FACE FOLLOWING INJURY

11. STILL PHOTO OF RONALDO SCORING THEIR FIRST GOAL

12. STILL PHOTO OF RONALDO CELEBRATING GOAL

13. STILL PHOTO OF RONALDO KICKING BALL WITH EMPTY STANDS BEHIND HIM

14. STILL PHOTO OF JUVENUTS' FEDERICO BERNARDESCHI CELEBRATING SCORING SECOND GOAL

15. STILL PHOTO OF RONALDO TAKING PENALTY SHOT THAT MISSES

16. STILL PHOTO OF RONALDO'S REACTION AFTER MISSING PENALTY

17. STILL PHOTO OF JUVENTUS PLAYERS CELEBRATING AFTER WIN

18. STILL PHOTO OF JUVENTUS VICE PRESIDENT, PAVEL NEDVED, CELEBRATING WITH TEAM ON PITCH AFTER WIN

STORY: Juventus won Serie A for the ninth season in a row on Sunday (July 26), but with the stands empty, celebrations in Turin were also more subdue.

Scattered groups celebrated near the stadium singing and waving flags while others took to San Carlo Square in Turin's city centre.

Most, but not all, fans wore face masks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat here and throughout most of the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo set the tone for Juventus leading them to a 2-0 win over Sampdoria to claim the title.

The Portuguese veteran broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage time with his 31st league goal of the season and Federico Bernardeschi added the second.

Ronaldo's evening ended on a sour note when he smashed a penalty against the crossbar after Alex Sandro was fouled.

Juve, in their first season under coach Maurizio Sarri, clinched the title with two games to spare despite a stuttering run in which they won only one out of five matches before Sunday.

(Production: Kurt Michael Hall)

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