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If there was ever an environment to test Juventus’ possessional issues, it was the chaos created by Atalanta’s man-marking approach. Despite second-half improvements off the back of fleeting first-half quality, Juventus faltered in a performance littered with individual errors. One such error was ruthlessly punished by Atalanta, as the rollercoaster that has been Allegri’s second […]

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Early success applying pressure and threatening in transition suggested Napoli would continue their undefeated run. However, the away side began to be overwhelmed by the width on display from Inter. And being clinical in punishing Inter’s midfield turnovers, Napoli’s attack was relatively muted for much of this clash as Inter eventually secured the tight victory. […]

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Hosting their massive rivals, Internazionale caused structural issues for the Juventus’ 4-4-2 defensive shape as they troubled their visitors on the flanks. Juve’s struggles going forward continued as the attacking players barely connected or disrupted the five-man Inter backline for most of the game. Their search for an equalizer looked likely to end without success […]

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The momentum-building Juventus hosted a lively Roma side, with the teams’ structures giving Juventus an attacking advantage out wide. Although they did not frequently capitalize on this, their wide play led to the game’s only goal. Roma were spearheaded by the involved Abraham but only manufactured few high-quality open-play chances while looking the brighter side. […]

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Sky blue tops and the 4-3-3 system, Lazio Roma provided us with some déjà vu against the champions. Although far from perfection, Maurizio Sarri’s team produced some excellent moves, against Internazionale who failed to capitalize on their superiority with the switch. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Once propelled by Inzaghi, Lazio has converted […]

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Juventus fans hoping for a honeymoon period following Massimiliano Allegri’s appointment have received a rude awakening, as the 54-year-old’s return has been winless so far. Stefano Pioli’s youthful AC Milan side continued their upward trajectory, on the other hand, with a hard-fought draw to show for their effort. Tactical analysis and match report by Harshal […]

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