1. The recovered defense.
341 minutes unbeaten. The last goal at Empoli.
“The attack is selling tickets, the defenses do win championships,” Michael Jordan always said. In football, in Italy and for Juve it works too. The Bianconeri have won the last four league titles with the best rearguard, and have now returned to the water line (11 goals so far, as in the first year of Conte). The BBC with Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini still works.
2. How much experience.
Buffon won 19 trophies in his career.
The famous public reprimand of Buffon after the defeat against Sassuolo has been felt. Not only in the field, given that after have arrived 5 wins and 1 draw (11 goals scored and 3 conceded), but in the mentality of a team that now plays with more maturity and conviction. The experience of the Senators is an extra weapon for Juve orphaned of leaders like Pirlo, Vidal and Tevez.
3. The goal pair.
9 goals together. The Gold of Mandzukic and Dybala.
The Giant and U’ Picciriddu (the Boy), aka Mandzukic – Dybala. That is the golden pair of Juve who around the two new strikers, which cost nearly 60 million in two, has found not only goals (together have already made 9 in 448 ‘), but the right balance to return cynical and feared . Increases the harmony and improvements are evident, even at the cost of keeping Morata on the bench.
4. Super motivations.
12 points in 10 rounds. Never a league title for a team with a start like that.
The initial difference in performance between Champions League and Serie A is also explained by the motivations that Europe has to offer to a group returned from four league titles in a row. Bottomed out, however, was triggered the pride of a group that can write a page never read before: no team, in fact, has ever won a Serie A after making 12 points in the first 10 rounds.
5. The Allegri effect.
3-5-2 the module resurrected to boost the team.
Conte does not return, his accounts instead. Allegri has not missed a single objective in a year and a half and the next is to halve the initial disadvantage of 10 points by Christmas. “Aggressive, ordered and concrete: this Juve works every week to being so,” his tweet is programmatic. To achieve this he returned to 3-5-2, measuring stick and carrot to bring back Juventus.