Finally a big win!
Since the return of Max Allegri in the summer of 2021, Juventus have been dismal in the main matchups against the best teams in Serie A.
With all due respect to Roma and Lazio, the Bianconeri have been short of a significant win for roughly 18 months.
Luckily, the losing streak came to an end when the Old Lady claimed victory in the Derby d’Italia with two unanswered goals courtesy of Adrien Rabiot and Nicolò Fagioli.
The victory over Inter puts Juventus in fourth place, which has risen to 5th place in the standings, with an extra point ahead of its hated rival.
So here are our three takeaways from the memorable night at the Allianz Stadium.
solid but lucky
By all accounts, Juventus possess one of the most impenetrable back lines in Europe’s top leagues… or so the stats suggest.
With Gleison Bremer back in the fold, the Bianconeri’s defenses operate on a whole different level. Also congratulations to Danilo he made a flurry of interceptions, blocks and suicide dives.
However, let us not forget that Juventus were lucky during the first half, with their opponents wasting three clear chances in front of goal.
So while our bottom line has surely been impressive on Italian soil, we still have room for improvement to regain our position as the strongest fortress on the continent.
At the beginning of the season, Juventus did not show a strong attitude, even on the rare occasions when they managed to win.
But since the Turin Derby, one can almost feel different vibes coming off the players, even during the European defeats against Benfica and PSG.
Now surely the return of some players from injuries along with the appearance of exciting youngsters left a positive impact, but more importantly, Max Allegri’s band is finally acting like a genuine team, with the players helping each other on both sides. ends of the field.
With the return of Federico Chiesa, Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes, Allegri could be tempted to return them to the starting lineup as soon as possible.
But during his absence, players like Filip Kostic, Adrien Rabiot and Nicolò Fagioli have made leaps and bounds, and it would be truly unfair to stop their progress at this stage.
Naturally, these players absolutely need a break, especially Kostic, who has been playing non-stop, but their newly established status as club stalwarts needs to be cemented, even after the long winter break.