Juventus – AS Roma: Roma Fall As Efficient Juventus Continue Their Streak (1-0)
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. Juventus managed to carve out a narrow win despite creating very few scoring opportunities themselves.
Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma.
Juventus started their Serie A campaign in dreadful form and their ability to regain the league throne was called into question. However, they had mustered an impressive run of victories which also included a Champions League win over Chelsea. Juventus still stood a mighty thirteen points off of first-placed Napoli.
They were focused on the task in front of them which came in the form of Roma. The capital side sat in fourth place and were continuing to settle under the guidance of their new manager. They were four points ahead of Juventus and looking to increase the gap on their nearest chasers.
Massimiliano Allegri sent out a 4-4-2 formation with Wojciech Szczęsny behind the defensive line of Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Mattia De Sciglio. Juan Cuadrado, Manuel Locatelli, Rodrigo Bentancur and Federico Bernardeschi were in midfield while Federico Chiesa and Moise Kean were up front.
José Mourinho went with a 4-2-3-1 shape with the man in goal being Rui Patrício. The back four was Rick Karsdorp, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibañez and Matías Viña with Bryan Cristante and Jordan Veretout . . .