The statistics from yesterday’s 1-0 win over Bologna show that it was all Juve on the night they rose to their 17th consecutive home league victory this season, a record in a single campaign throughout Serie A history.
The flow of play at Juventus Stadium was very much towards Gianluca Curci’s goal, Antonio Conte’s men commandeering 64 per cent of the possession and converting their 605 total passes and 33 crosses into 17 shots overall.
Another notable area in which they firmly got the better of their opponents was in the air, winning 61.3 per cent of aerial duals, but despite the hosts’ dominance it remained deadlocked at 0-0 when the half-time whistle blew.
But Juve had never failed to pick up at least a point after a goalless first half going into the game, and it was no different this time around.
Conte’s men continued to circulate the ball well – the final pass success rate was 88.1 per cent – and the breakthrough came when Paul Pogba seized one of those passes, shifted to the right and fired into the corner from 25 yards.
It was another thunderbolt from the Frenchman, who proved once again that he’s deadly from distance with his seventh league goal from outside of the area.
Credit also to Sebastian Giovinco for an industrious performance that rightly saw him receive strong applause from the crowd as he departed the action.
Just how hard the striker was to handle is revealed by the fact that he won six fouls last night, the joint-highest figure amongst the Bianconeri in a single Serie A game this season.