It was another record breaking afternoon at Juventus Stadium: Antonio Conte’s men made it 14 home Serie A wins in a row with yesterday’s 1-0 victory over Fiorentina - that’s three points from every league game at the ground this season - and they therefore remain right out in front at the top of the table.
In truth it was a tight affair this time around, though, with few real opportunities for either side. The goal came from a moment of magic from Kwadwo Asamoah, with chances hard to come by elsewhere: Juve enjoyed only one other shot on target, with the Ghanaian once again the architect, and the Viola didn’t muster a single one.
It was close in terms of possession too, Antonio Conte’s men just edging it with 50.9 (though before a late Fiorentina resurgence the Bianconeri had enjoyed a greater upper hand). For the visitors, it was their lowest total of the season: 49.1 per cent.
The difference between the two sides then, other than Asamoah’s individual goal, can perhaps be put down to Juve’s impenetrable defence.
The Bianconeri rearguard provided a rock-solid barrier in front of goal, the fact that eight of the Viola’s total 11 shots came from outside the box showing that Conte’s men gave them very little room to make inroads on Gigi Buffon’s goal. It’s now three league games in a row that the Bianconeri have kept a clean sheet.