While 2022 will be one of the worst years for the club in recent memory, at least Juventus managed to end it on a high note, painting a brighter picture for the next one.
The Bianconeri extended their domestic win streak to six when hosting Lazio last night, all while picking up another clean sheet.
This was arguably the most impressive performance shown by Max Allegri’s men since the start of the season, with the team looking compact at the back, the midfield dominating the personal duel and the forwards sharp up front.
Moise Kean has cemented himself as the top star of the show by winning a personal brace, while Arek Milik finally got his name on the record, and deservedly so.
So here are three takeaways from Juve’s 3-0 victory over Lazio, which saw them rise to third place in the standings.
Earlier on Sunday, rumor has it that Juventus are willing to let Adrien Rabiot leave once his contract expires to make room for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
But what may have sounded like a no-brainer in the morning was turned into a less convincing idea by the final whistle.
Ironically, the two men came face to face in a personal duel on the pitch, but it was the Frenchman who emerged victorious. In fact, the former PSG player was the architect of the first goal, providing the assist for Kean after stripping the Serb quite easily.
Now surely Milinkovic-Savic is still one of the best in the game, and a section of the cheeky Juventus supporters in the stands applauded him last night, perhaps in an attempt to lure him to the club, but this time, his performance at the Allianz Stadium. he barely inspired his lifelong suitors.
Register in your own right
Since his arrival in Turin, we have been arguing that Manuel Locatelli is more of a box-to-box midfielder than a Regista.
Perhaps this argument still rings true to this day, but the former Sassuolo man is developing into an excellent defensive midfielder in his own right.
He may never become a deep-lying playmaker in the style of Andrea Pirlo or Miralem Pjanic, but the Italian is an absolute beast in midfield when it comes to protecting the baseline and winning the ball back.
And on some occasions, he can unlock plays with flashes of talent, as evidenced by his beautiful ball to Filip Kostic that culminated in Kean’s second goal.
the right trio
This season, Allegri has been repeatedly playing in both the tactical and personal formations.
But in recent weeks, the coach has become increasingly convinced that a three-man defense is more suitable for the defenders at his disposal. However, finding the right mix of players is another matter.
Nonetheless, the defensive trio of Danilo, Gleison Bremer and Federico Gatti appear to be the ideal ensemble, boasting the right amount of experience, youth, strength and technique, showing that Juventus can manage without the rapid decline. by Leonardo Bonucci.