After playing with a fast rhythm in the first few matches, Juventus pumped the brakes against Lecce following the loss to Sassuolo. The Bianconeri won one-nil thanks to a tap-in by Arkadiusz Milik midway through the second half.
Massimiliano Allegri isn’t new to tight victories. As a matter of fact, he’s a true specialist. Following Tuesday’s result, he has prevailed one-nil in exactly half of his successes in his second spell on the Bianconeri dugout, 31 out of 62, Opta informs (via Fantacalcio). In general, his squad has racked up 44 shutout victories.
Juventus gave up four goals to the Neroverdi due to ghastly mistakes by Wojciech Szczesny and Federico Gatti. While such score mars their seasonal numbers, they conceded just twice in the other four matches. They have faced Lazio, Bologna, and Udinese.
The Bianconeri temporarily reclaimed the second position in the standings. Having topped Lecce, the only side that can overtake them is Milan. Fiorentina can at most catch up with them with a win. They will face Atalanta away next.
Our Take on Juventus
One match is obviously a minimal sample size, but it’d be discouraging if the coach reverted back to his paleolithic brand of football after one bad defeat. They started the action from the goalie very seldom and frequently uncorked long balls on Tuesday. They have a few weapons that need to play with space and pace to be activated.
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