Juventus Desperately Clinging on to Vlahovic Goals

Dusan Vlahovic carried Juventus in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal against Lazio. He partially redeemed himself for the silly red card that cost him the weekend’s game versus the Biancocelesti. The Old Lady needs the Serb to produce to turn things around in Serie A, TuttoSport points out (via 90min).

The marksman has righted the ship after a challenging first half of the season. He has bagged 16 goals so far, already surpassing what he had done last year. Instead, he had tallied 29 in his best campaign to date, the one split between the Bianconeri and Fiorentina.

Vlahovic has fired 94 shots, already 26 more than in 2022/2023. Only Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has had more attempts, 101, but in two more appearances. The striker’s average is slightly better, 3.76 versus 3.74.

The center-forward is second behind Lautaro Martinez in the capocannoniere chart and also the ranking for expected goals: the Argentine is at 16.1, the Serb at 15.2.

Juventus have a 2.16 point average and scored 1.6 goals when Vlahovic is on the pitch. Those two clips drop to 1 and 0.8, respectively, without him. They have prevailed in 64% of the matches with him in the lineup and just 20 percent of those sans him. They have always triumphed in the four matches where he and Federico Chiesa scored at the same time. On the other hand, the discussions to prolong and modify their contracts will occur only at the end of the season, Tuttomercatoweb reports.

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