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Juventus FC overcame European record with 102 points

Juventus FC players celebrate with the Serie A trophy at the end of the Serie A match between Juventus and Cagliari Calcio at Juventus Arena on May 18, 2014 in Turin, Italy.
Juventus FC players celebrate with the Serie A trophy at the end of the Serie A match between Juventus and Cagliari Calcio at Juventus Arena on May 18, 2014 in Turin, Italy.
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Juventus FC overcame the European season record with 102 points on Sunday. At home in Turin, Juve played the last game of the season against Cagliari and won 3-0, giving the home team a total of 102 points to end the season. Juventus had also already claimed the Serie A title two rounds ago.

As reported by ESPN Deportes, the Italian champion broke this amazing record. Juventus is now the highest scoring European team in a regular season. Juve also broke a domestic record of winning 19 consecutive games.

The goals for Juventus against Gagliari were scored by Lorenzo Silvestri, an own goal, in the 9th minute, by Spaniard striker Fernando Llorente in the 15th minute, and by Claudio Marchisio in the 40th minute. The leading Argentine striker for Juve, Carlos Tevez, had a good game but did not find the net.

Juventus FC is not the only team that overcame the 100 point mark in Europe. One other team that accomplished this feat is Real Madrid from Spain. In 2012, Real accumulated exactly 100, not exactly exceeding the 100 points, but reach it. Juve passed it with two points, reaching at 102.

Back in 1990-1991, in the Portuguese league, Benfica won the title in a tournament that only gave two points per victory. If that tournament would have used the three-points-per-victory system, Benfica would have accumulated 101 points. Benfica from that year is considered as one of the best European teams in the history of the sport.

Another team to come close to accomplishing this feat was Celtic from Scotland. Back in 2002, Celtic won the title; however, the system in Scotland uses playoffs. Still, with playoffs a team plays a total of 38 games. In that year, Celtic would have accumulated 103 points.

Juventus FC has the Serie A title and overcame a European record by accumulating 102 points in a season. This feat also qualifies Juventus for the UEFA Champions League. This last season, Juve wa only in the UEFA Europa League in which they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Benfica from Portugal.