A firm grip on possession and double the amount of shots on goal were ultimately not enough to find a crucial second-half winner as Sampdoria dug in to deny Massimiliano Allegri’s men by claiming a share of the spoils in Sunday afternoon's 1-1 draw at Juventus Stadium.
Patrice Evra’s first strike in the black and white jersey after 12 minutes ensured the Old Lady have now scored in each of the last 38 home games at Juventus Stadium, a record that stretches back to a goalless draw with Lazio in November 2012.
But Manolo Gabbiadini – co-owned by the Bianconeri and Sampdoria – cancelled out that opener following the restart to halt Juventus’ incredible 25-game winning run at home, making the Blucerchiati the first Serie A team to come away from Turin with a result since Cagliari drew 1-1 in May 2013.
Here are some of the key facts and figures from yesterday afternoon’s draw at Juventus Stadium:
Crosses swung in by Stephan Lichtsteiner who proved himself to be a real menace up against Vasco Regini.
Shots on target from Juventus during the course of the game. They’ve only registered more against Parma (13) and Cesena (11) this season.
Corners won by the Bianconeri with the first leading to Evra’s maiden goal for the club.
Recoveries made by Claudio Marchisio. He also completed the most passes out of anyone on the pitch (94), won five tackles and threaded 11 good long balls during a consummate display at the heart of the Old Lady’s midfield.
Possession dictated by the hosts over the duration of the contest.
Percentage of dribbles successfully completed by both Carlos Tevez and Marchisio.
Collective touches enjoyed by all 14 Bianconeri players who took to the field with Marchisio coming out on top of the standings (132), 35 more than second-placed Arturo Vidal.