On a night that could not have gone any better for Juventus players, fans and coaches alike, it should come as no surprise that all of the key statistics and figures to emerge from Wednesday’s Coppa Italia thumping of Torino are overwhelmingly in the Bianconeri’s favour.
More importantly, this second Derby della Mole victory in the space of two months represents a continuation of the resurgence of Massimiliano Allegri’s men in recent weeks.
Since October’s 1-0 defeat to Sassuolo, the champions have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions, including six in a row in Serie A, the longest winning streak in the country’s top-flight so far this season.
As it happens, the Bianconeri have never lost whenever Sami Khedira and Claudio Marchisio have started together in midfield, winning four and drawing two.
Another party to have profited from the stability provided by that pairing has undoubtedly been Paulo Dybala, whose late curler at Juventus Stadium was his tenth strike of the campaign and his third in four outings.