After several years of shared dominance between Inter (champion in 2020/21), Milan (2022) and Napoli (2023), Juventus is making a strong comeback in Italy and is heading as one of the candidates for the Scudetto. For the 12th round of Serie A, the Vecchia Signora 2-1 win at Cagliari, with goals from Bremer and Daniele Rugani, and climbed to the top of the tournament, waiting for Lautaro Martínez’s Inter to play. With five victories in a row and only one defeat in three months, Massimiliano Allegri’s men dare to dream.
Juventus, leader of Serie A
Juventus only plays Serie A this season. After a terrible campaign in 2022/23 (including a loss of points due to suspension), the Turin team experienced a mass exodus: Ángel Di María free to Benfica, Juan Cuadrado free to Inter and Leonardo Bonucci free to Union Berlin, among others football players. However, Despite not playing in the Champions League, Europe or Conference League, he knew how to maintain figures such as Dusan Vlahovic, Federico Chiesa and Filip Kostic.
Even so, throughout these 12 Seria A dates, Allegri has received several hard blows. First of all, the sanctions against Paul Pogba (for doping) and Nicolo Fagioli (for sports betting). Secondly, the constant injuries: Danilo (captain), Alex Sandro, Mattia De Sciglio and Timothy Weah are in the recovery stage.
At the Juventus Stadium, Allegri came out with a 3-5-2 composed by Wojciech Szczesny on bow; Federico Gatti, Bremer and Daniele Rugani in the central defense; Andrea Cambiasso, Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Fabio Miretti and Filip Kostic in the midfield; and an attacking duo made up of Federico Chiesa and Moise Kean.
The team’s idea was not to impose conditions from the tenure of the ballbut with the effectiveness in direct attacks (18 shots). However, their winning card was the set piece: Bremer and Rugani sealed the Bianconeri’s two goals. At the end, Alberto Dossena scored for the Rossoblu.
This way, Juventus leads Serie A with 29 points, one above Inter (2nd, with 28), although Simone Inzaghi’s men must still play with Frosinone, this Sunday, from 4:45 p.m. Like little, After the FIFA date, leader and guard will meet in Turin. Behind them are Milan (3rd, with 23 and 12PJ), Napoli (4th, with 21), Atalanta (5th, with 19) and Bologna (6th, with 18).
The goals of Juventus 2 – Cagliari 1
Juventus – Cagliari statistics
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