Comparisons between Juventus’ mid-table position last October and their current tilt towards the league title will be occupying the minds of many supporters, relishing the sort of revival rarely seen before in Serie A and one which has taken the Bianconeri to within touching distance of an historic fifth successive Scudetto.
It was for this very reason that club captain Gigi Buffon considered this season his favourite of the last five years along with the 2011/12 triumph, which kicked off the modern-day Juventus juggernaut in earnest.
Commenting on this term’s terrific turnaround, the 38-year-old opened: “We’ve overcome a million adversities to get to this position. The difficulties we faced at the start of the campaign served us well and helped to fuel us on to the great fightback we’ve staged over recent months.
“We’ve kept reaching ever higher milestones at this club over the years to earn the rightful respect from the rest of European football. We’ll keep working hard to make the next steps forward.”