Defensive Solidity Fueling Juventus Ongoing Strong Run

Juventus have tightened the screws after the disastrous showing against Sassuolo, where they lost 2-4. The goofy own goal by Federico Gatti represents the last time they conceded. They have been unbeaten in 360 minutes. Only Nice have a longer active streak in Europe (363’), La Stampa relays.

The Bianconeri have kept four consecutive clean sheets against quality opponents: Lecce, Atalanta, Torino, and Milan. They have done so despite being undermanned defensively. Alex Sandro has been out for nearly two months at this point, while Danilo has missed the last two games. He’s likely to return from a thigh strain versus Fiorentina. Daniele Rugani has been impeccable in relief.

Moreover, Juventus are one of just five teams in the top leagues that haven’t allowed a goal on set pieces. The other ones are the two Madrid-based sides, Reims, and Newcastle United. The last outfit to hurt them that way was Empoli through a Sebastiano Luperto header on a corner kick on May 5th, 2023.

Wojciech Szczesny has been highly instrumental in their success with a few crucial saves. He notched his 200th clean sheet in the Verona match, six of which in this campaign already. He has the best percentage in such a stat across the Old Continent so far, Transfermarkt informs.

Juventus were top of the league solo after years for just a few hours as Inter topped Roma but gained two points on Milan and Napoli in Round Ten.

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