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    07.10.2014 12:51 - in: Serie A S

    Serie A statistics, the story so far

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    The Bianconeri’s strong introduction to the campaign is reflected in the numbers, which place them top of the pile for total shots and passes made in the opposition half

    Six wins from as many Serie A games have enabled Juventus to begin this season’s league campaign with a flourish.

    The exploits of top goalscorer Carlos Tevez and his team-mates have shot the reigning champions to a three-point lead at the top of the rankings, fending off the challenge of closest rivals Roma, who succumbed to their first defeat of the season in Sunday’s head-to-head at Juventus Stadium.

    This strong start has also been reflected in the statistics released by Opta, which place Juventus as Serie A’s top team for shots on goal and greatest number of passes performed in the opposition half.

    In total, Massimiliano Allegri’s men have pulled the trigger on 86 occasions (four more than second-placed Lazio and third-placed Napoli), finding the target 39 times (a 45.3 per cent overall success rate). These strikes have yielded the 13 goals scored so far this campaign, an average of one from every three shots struck on target.

    Scooping gold for the number of passes performed in the opposition half (2,277), Juventus take silver for those made (3,442) and completed (2966), second only to Roma. Possession is evenly matched between the two front-runners, with the Giallorossi registering a marginally greater figure (60.63% compared to 60.01).

    In addition, the Bianconeri’s resilient rearguard means opposing sides have been able try their luck on just 45 occasions (Serie A’s lowest shots conceded figure), putting them level with Sampdoria as the division’s meanest defence with just two conceded.

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