Carlos Tevez’s second-half finish saw the Bianconeri leapfrog yesterday evening’s opponents Milan into top spot of Serie A and make it three wins in a week.
After home triumphs against Udinese and Malmo had set the tone for a victorious seven days, Massimiliano Allegri took Juventus back to his old stomping ground for a mouthwatering match-up early on in this 2014/15 league campaign.
The Bianconeri were firmly on top throughout but had to wait until the 71st minute to shatter Rossoneri resistance, Tevez latching on to Paul Pogba’s sumptuous through ball to score the only goal of the game.
That strike was L’Apache’s fourth in seven days having also opened proceedings against Udinese before registering his inaugural brace in the Champions League.
We take a closer look at the main statistics from Saturday evening’s success:
It only took Tevez one bite of the cherry to settle proceedings. Incidentally, no other player on the field registered more than a solitary shot in yesterday evening’s game.
Juventus have won two successive games at San Siro for the first time since 1984.
Allegri’s side have hit the upright on four occasions this season, more than any other side.
The Bianconeri have won each of their previous four matches with Milan, keeping a clean sheet in the last three.
Gianluigi Buffon hasn’t conceded a goal in his last six Serie A run-outs, a run that stretches back to April 2014 when he was last beaten by Sassuolo’s Simone Zaza.
The Bianconeri are currently on a ten-game winning streak in Serie A that stretches back to last season. They haven’t dropped points since losing 2-0 to Napoli in March 2014.
Recoveries made by Pogba, who showed plenty of industry in the midfield battle.
Juventus have prevailed in 17 of their previous 18 top-flight encounters.
Ball possession enjoyed by the visitors. The Bianconeri haven’t registered less than 50 per cent so far this season.
Claudio Marchisio completed 97 of his 124 passes yesterday evening, more than double of Milan’s highest passer Nigel de Jong (45). The 28-year-old had a fine night all round as he also boasted 100 per cent dribbling, won two of his tackles and completed 11 long balls.