Vlahovic Thriving Early but Shy of a Few Juventus Icons

Dusan Vlahovic is off to a splendid start. The Serb has scored four goals in the first four matches. He could have had one more if he hadn’t missed a penalty kick versus Empoli.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the marksman is outpacing his best campaign yet, 2019/2020, where he began by hitting the net three times in the first four rounds. However, he’s distant from the pinnacle. In 2017/2018, Dybala bagged eight goals in the first month of the season thanks to two hat-tricks.

La Joya improved the previous record (six) set by Felice Borel in 1933/1934. David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero found the target five times in the first four fixtures in 2007/2008 and 2002/2003 respectively. They tied legends of the caliber of Omar Sivori (1963/1964), Gianpiero Boniperti (1953/1954), and John Hansen (1949/1950).

A player managed to produce as much as Vlahovic in the first four tilts 16 times in the history of the Bianconeri. The list also comprises Marco Di Vaio, Roberto Bettega, Franco Causio, Bruno Nicolè, and Ermes Muccinelli, on top of the aforementioned legends, who did it a few times each.

On the other hand, those stars rarely had a sidekick as prolific as Federico Chiesa. He has put his name in the stat sheet three times already. He and Vlahovic will need to fill their boots to threaten the most productive Juventus duo overall. Del Piero and Trezeguet combined for 40 goals in 2001/2002.

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