Though Juve’s remarkable overall winning streak of 15 came to an end at the Stadio Renato dall’Ara in last month’s 0-0 stalemate with Bologna, their tally of successive home victories continues to rise.
Since a 1-1 draw with Frosinone at the end of September, the league leaders have now picked up a maximum 33 points from their last 11 matches on home turf.
The secret of the Bianconeri’s defensive record goes far beyond the presence of a world-class goalkeeper and the collective nature of the effort put in by the entire team can be seen in this next statistic: for the 12th time this season, Juve ended a first half without conceding a single shot on target.
If you don’t let the opposition shoot, they aren’t going to score.
Match-winner Paulo Dybala lays claim to the first of two personal landmarks surpassed yesterday evening.
While, in his own words, he may have netted even better goals already in his career, the Argentine’s magnificent opener was his 14th strike of the campaign, overtaking his own previous personal record of 13, set last season in the colours of Palermo.
As it happens, Dybala has now either scored or assisted 43 per cent of Juventus’ 51 league goals this season. Invaluable.