By ESPNSTAR.com staff
With the win, the Bianconeri surpassed their own landmark of 93 points which they set seven years ago under former coach Fabio Capello.
However, Conte and his men were made to work by a determined Cagliari side, who took the lead in the 16th minute through Mauricio Pinilla, but they were undone by the dismissal of defender Davide Astori as the Bianconeri's relentless pressure on the Sardinians' goal eventually bore fruit.
Juventus could even afford to miss a penalty, with midfielder Arturo Vidal skying his effort from the spot, as striker Alessandro Matri scored a superb brace to put the Turin side in front before Mirko Vucinic wrapped up all three points with a goal deep into stoppage time.
And Conte could barely contain his delight with the way his side turned the tide to pick up a crucial victory.
"Today [Friday] we showed all our anger and ruthlessness which has enabled us to register 94 points in 2012, beating a record established by Fabio Capello," Conte was quoted as saying by the official Juventus website.
"It was a true show of strength, and the final one of a winning 2012.
"Whoever plays against us will be fully competitive and alert. Cagliari were in it all the way and had cramps at the end."
Conte also revealed that he had some words with Vidal, who conceded the penalty from which Pinilla scored and had a terrible first half, during the break, resulting in the 25-year-old's marked improvement in the second period of the game.
"Vidal was off the pace in the first half," Conte admitted.
"I reminded him during the break that the game had begun and he was very positive after the interval.
"If I need to go into battle I'd always want him alongside me."
The 43-year-old manager also claimed that Vucinic, who came off the bench to score, remained a vital cog in the Bianconeri.
"I had an agreement with Vucinic that we wouldn't use him unless his services were absolutely necessary," Conte revealed.
"He knows how to score and create opportunities for his team-mates. He's a fundamental part of our team."
The win extended Juventus' lead at the top of the Serie A table to 10 points, albeit having played a game more than nearest challengers Inter Milan, who will take on Genoa in their next league fixture on Saturday.