Juventus 1 – Hellas Verona 0: Preliminary response and random observations

After the massive win over Inter over the weekend, issues received again to the conventional we have seen over the primary three months of the 2022-23 season for Juventus on the Bentegodi on Thursday night time.

“Regular” within the sense that Juve did not play nicely in any respect.

However what’s not essentially the norm in comparison with earlier within the season is that Juventus really has a profitable streak now — and that very a lot continued in Verona.

Juventus beat Serie A backside dwellers Hellas Verona 1-0 due to a second-half purpose from Moise Kean that took a couple of fortuitous bounce on its technique to crossing the purpose line. At its core, that is just about all it is advisable to know just because the best way that Juve really performed was nothing to put in writing dwelling about in any respect. Any replication of the efficiency that we noticed over the weekend within the Derby d’Italia by no means passed off, with Juve giving extra of a predictable form of exhibiting after such a giant win.

However the distinction — moreover the truth that they have been really coming off a win over a giant opponent — was that Juventus really gained this recreation. Regardless of how a lot they needed to grasp on for expensive life on the finish of the second half and into stoppage time, Juventus was in a position to get the win and lengthen their Serie A profitable streak to 5 straight.

And do not look now, however with how the outcomes have gone the previous couple of week as Juve has ripped off these 5 straight wins, Max Allegri and them boys are actually in third place.

That’s no joke.

After a begin to the season that was technically worse than the 2021-22 marketing campaign by which Juventus could not do a lot of something proper the primary couple of months of the yr, Allegri has gotten this workforce into third place forward of groups like Lazio, Inter and Atalanta who have been completely on fireplace in August and September.

Basically what I am making an attempt to say is that the efficiency was unhealthy. The end result, nonetheless, was one which you’ll take just about day by day of the week.

Not less than it wasn’t worse. Not less than it wasn’t Monza 2.0 or a end result that resembled it. The efficiency may need, however they end result did not — and that allowed Juve’s profitable streak and abruptly fast transfer up the desk to proceed.

RANDOM THOUGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS

  • Alex Sandro completely took one for the workforce in getting despatched off on the cusp of stoppage time. Recognize you, Alex. Go forward and get rested on your time with Brazil on the World Cup.
  • VAR really labored in Juventus’ favor. Contemplating how VAR hasn’t labored in Juventus’ favor not too long ago — or for what feels just like the final couple of years — it was good to truly have VAR work in Juventus’ favor.
  • You already know that you simply too have been ready to fireside off completely mad takes about Leonardo Bonucci if that penalty name wasn’t reversed by VAR. I used to be prepared. You have been prepared. You then noticed the replay the place Bonucci made contact with the ball JUST BARELY earlier than making contact with the person and simply had the considered hoping VAR would not screw all of it up.
  • Bremer good.
  • Danilo good.
  • Significantly, these two guys have been fairly good the previous couple of video games.
  • Juventus had one shot on purpose within the second half. It was Moise Kean’s purpose.
  • Arek Milik has not scored a purpose in just a few video games, however man that dude is working his ass off up entrance to make issues occur. You wanna see who sprung the whole lot free on Kean’s purpose? Yeah, it was Arek Milik.
  • Juan Cuadrado led everyone in tackles. Juan Cuadrado!
  • Filip Kostic solely tried six sticks on Thursday night time. This isn’t a joke. Six!
  • Congrats to Mattia Perin for having to make simply two comparatively easy saves in what proved to be a shutout on his thirtieth birthday. Looks as if a very good day on the workplace.
  • At some point you get an Adrien Rabiot purpose, the subsequent day you get an Adrien Rabiot help. Welcome to the season of Adrien Rabiot, one the place we nonetheless do not know if his improved performances will really end in a contract extension or letting him stroll at no cost subsequent summer season.
  • Though, you understand Veronique Rabiot is sitting round at some costly restaurant someplace in France seeing her son report the help on Kean’s game-winning purpose and so many Euro indicators come speeding to her head once more. Who is aware of if they’re really going to get mentioned Euro indicators, however you understand Veronique is considering of them.
  • Hellas Verona outshot Juventus 15-11.
  • That is your reminder that Hellas Verona has one of many worst assaults within the league.
  • Do we actually must say the rest about this recreation? I believe that is about it. There’s not a lot to take out of this one, to be trustworthy. Juventus did not play nicely in any respect, they nonetheless received the three factors and now we will simply concentrate on Sunday night time’s matchup the place there’s an opportunity of transferring up within the Serie A desk once more if issues fall proper.

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