Juventus continue to be on a roll, as they picked up their eighth consecutive victory against Udinese. Their backline and goalie have been the main driving factors, as they haven’t allowed a goal in any of the recent wins. Wojciech Szczesny hasn’t been beaten in 666 minutes.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the Pole will gun for the record of longest streak without conceding by a foreign goalkeeper in Serie A history in the upcoming clash versus Napoli. Samir Handanovic currently holds it with 703 minutes. The Bianconeri shot-stopper needs about a half to beat it.
Szczesny was rested against Verona in the penultimate match of 2022, so he’s not there already. Juventus have surrendered just seven goals so far, six fewer than the closest team, the Partenopei (13). On the other hand, they are about to face the most prolific team in Serie A.
The Old Lady is hopeful Gleison Bremer will return after missing the past game with muscle fatigue. Instead, there are slimmer hopes for Leonardo Bonucci, who’s out with a sore thigh tendon.
Our Take on Szczesny and Juventus
It’ll be a true clash of styles Friday, the irresistible force against the unmovable object. Massimiliano Allegri will never have the most appealing game plan, but he can surely coach up a defense. They have turned the corner once they permanently switched to 3-5-2, something that probably should have happened sooner. The real surprise has been Alex Sandro holding his own and avoiding gaffes in the back three, which unlocked a few things.
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