Turin, September 25: the conference room of the sports center in Vinovo. The eve of Napoli – Juventus match then lost by Juventus. Allegri says the following words:

“At Christmas I’ll tell you where this Juve can arrive, at Christmas we will be in a different position in the standings.”

The defeat at San Paulo, echoed louder than thunder, and the doors of the psychiatric hospital were ready for the coach, also because Buffon and companions were fresh from the home draw against Frosinone. A month later came the defeat at Sassuolo, the lowest point of the Juventus season. It was the tenth round of the season, in the week leading to the Derby della Mole, the breakthrough game.

On 31 October, at 94 minute Cuadrado scored the winning goal and from there it was a triumphal march, with seven consecutive victories that have propelled Allegri’s men in fourth place in the standings, at -3 from the top. Do not give up one centimeter, because those chasing can do no wrong, and the proof is the furious  Allegri at 93′ (#MadMax #Hulk) of the match against Carpi; fury that was unleashed on the players in the locker room, because it is forbidden to make missteps.

The championship is long it could be decided “the penultimate or last day” (Allegri dixit). A thing, or rather two, seem certain: Allegri has maintained his prophecy and Juve is really scary in the Scudetto race.

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