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    28.08.2017 11:21 - in: Serie A S

    #GenoaJuve: Five talking points

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    Juventus.com takes a look at the dramatic comeback in Genoa

    1. Never say die

    Time and again, we've seen that to play for the Bianconeri you have to have a never say die attitude, and the winning mentality was on display once again on Saturday night, in Genoa. 

    For almost any team going down 2-0 on the road after seven minutes would be the end of the story, but Juventus wouldn't be denied. When Juventus leveled things up just before halftime, you knew deep down that the match-winner would come and it certainly did. 

    Juan Cuadrado produced a moment of brilliance to give Juve the lead mid-way through the second half, which made the goals conceded in the first half seem like an afterthought, with four goals and three points in the bag. 

    2. No stopping La Joya

    What more can we say about Paulo Dybala? The Argentine has taken the number 10 shirt and not looked back, after scoring the first Juventus hat-trick since Carlos Tevez, in 2013 against Sassuolo. 

    La Joya now has six goals in three matches to start the season between the Super Cup and Serie A, and is tied at the top of the Serie A goalscoring charts with four strikes in the league. 

    Dybala is already more than a third of the way to his goalscoring tally for the 2016/17 season, and looks to be taking this team on his back when they need him most. 

    The sky is truly the limit for the Argentine and it's truly worth the price of admission every time he steps on the field. Sit back and enjoy! 

    3. Goals galore

    One thing is for sure when Juventus has played this season: plenty of goals. The Juventus attack has found the back of the net nine times in three matches so far, and tallied four goals on Saturday in Genoa. 

    When you have players like Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic, Gonzalo Higuain, Dybala and Miralem Pjanic running at you, along with Alex Sandro bombing up from the back, it's a truly scary proposition for any team to stop. 

    That's not even taking into account players like Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi who are sure to take even bigger roles on the team, as they become more familiar with the squad and fixtures start to pile up. 

    The combination of depth and talent makes Juve's attack arguably the most exciting to watch in Europe. 

    4. Piling up points early

    When looking at the 2017/18 Serie A fixtures, it was always going to be incredibly important for Juventus to pile up points early with the first five matches against teams that finished no higher than eighth last campaign. 

    So far, so good for the Bianconeri with six points and a +5 goal differential that has Juve tied with Inter at the top of the table in the early stages of the season. 

    Up next after the two-week international break is a home match against Chievo Verona, before traveling to Barcelona to begin the UEFA Champions League group stage. 

    5. Depth in midfield

    Protecting a late lead on the road is never easy and Allegri brought on both Blaise Matuidi and Rodrigo Bentancur to lock down the middle of the field. The recent arrivals did not disappoint. 

    Matuidi played 32 minutes while Bentancur played 10 in his first Juventus appearance. The pair combined to complete 47 passes at a nearly 95% completion rate, providing a calming influence as the minutes wore down.

    Allegri spoke of his excitement about Bentancur's development in his pre-match press conference, and we can't wait to see more of both players in the Bianconeri midfield.

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