TURIN, October 22, 2012 – Bunker Juve. Goals from Martin Caceres and Paul Pogba tear to Naples the primacy of best defense: only four goals conceded (one on a penalty kick by Osvaldo) in eight league games, two also to already gained result, the 4-0 with Udinese and at 3-0 with Roma.
COINCIDENCE – It is not a combination, a lucky coincidence. It’s true that Juventus had never shrunk so much danger, but the score of the season reveals a defense of Stainless Steel: 75, in all, the shots suffered, on average 9.375 per game which means, more or less, one in every ten minutes, but the calculation also includes spurious shots and crooked parables, attempts often riksky as a result of difficulties finding outlets. The shots on the mirror are just 21 and the parades overall of the goalkeepers (Storari had already taken the field against Parma) 17: 2.12 per game on average, one every 42.4 minutes.
SACRIFICE – Merit of a defensive axis, not accidentally transplanted into National – Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini – but also the sacrifice of the midfielders and of of the attackers frequent folds. Once again, the big game with Napoli is emblematic: Seba Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella instructed to press the wingers blue, then taken over by Stephan Lichtsteiner and Kwadwo Asamoah on the wings, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio opposed to mezzali and attentive to the movements of Marek Hamsik. The secret – is confident Chiellini – lies in “preventive covers”: “Our thoughts must be directed to the attacker: instead we must try to prevent the counterattack anticipating markings, be put in the right position even without the ball. Midfielders are very important, because they should not allow to medians to start: Saturday were good to stop them, while we have tried the anticipation of the restarts of Cavani and Pandev with Bonucci that covered our backs. “
Source: Corsport (article by Antonio Barilla)