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07 Apr 2013

Juve v Pescara, the statistics

Sheer Bianconeri dominance eventually pays off as a late Vucinic double shatters Pescara's resolve on a challenging evening at Juventus Stadium

The Bianconeri’s persistence to grind out three vital points in their bid for back-to-back Scudetto victories eventually paid off as Mirko Vucinic’s late double shattered Pescara’s resolve on a testing evening at Juventus Stadium.

The relegation-threatened visitors stuck admirably to their task and had Ivan Pellizolli to thank for a string of fine saves which denied the hosts a more comprehensive success.

The statistics from yesterday’s encounter add further weight to the notion that Juventus were worthy winners from a fundamentally one-sided affair in Turin.  

Antonio Conte’s men, who enjoyed 61% overall possession, were dominant throughout the 90 minutes, trying their luck on a total of 30 occasions, with 12 of these finding the target.

Paul Pogba, tasked with dictating the play in the absence of Andrea Pirlo, stepped up to the plate with a selection of precise deliveries and topped the completed passes index with a figure of 78. Trailing the Frenchman were Federico Peluso, Emanuele Giaccherini, Luca Marrone, Leonardo Bonucci and Arturo Vidal.

The main attacking threat was shared between two-goal Vucinic and Giaccherini, who each had six shots during the encounter. Fabio Quagliarella and Pogba followed with five efforts apiece, while Vidal pulled the trigger on four occasions.