The statistics from yesterday’s 3-1 triumph over Chievo Verona portray the Bianconeri in imperious form once more at their home ground.
With a 64 per cent share of the possession, 586 passes made compared to the Gialloblu’s 316 and only a freak own goal from Martin Caceres preventing a clean sheet, Antonio Conte’s men were deserved conquerors of their 12th consecutive win at Juventus Stadium this season.
Juve really have been irrepressible in Turin of late: they’ve now scored three or more goals in all of their last five Serie A outings at home, and the opener this time around was a peach.
Kwadwo Asamoah’s stunning curling effort past Michael Agazzi was his first goal of the season, a wonderful way to start his tally and a special moment acknowledged by the way his team-mates flocked to celebrate with the Ghanaian.
Claudio Marchisio then netted the goal his industrious performance deserved, his being in the right place at the time to slot home an Agazzi parry epitomising a desire to constantly put himself in the thick of the action throughout.
The final strike was a landmark goal for Fernando Llorente, who took himself into double figures for the season as well as setting a current record in Europe’s top five leagues with his sixth headed goal of the campaign.
But his overall contribution to the team also stood out once again: as well as the goal that effectively killed off the Gialloblu’s chances of getting a result, the Spaniard’s four layoffs were more than any other Bianconeri man provided.
Elsewhere, individual credit should go to Leonardo Bonucci. It was the 26-year-old’s very first time without both Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini, but he led the line admirably in their absence all the same, topping the Bianconeri interceptions statistics with five on a day when Conte’s men won 92.3 per cent of their tackles overall.