23 December 2018
Roma became the latest team to be put to the sword by Juventus on Saturday night.
It was an impressive performance from the Bianconeri, who racked up their 16th win in 17 games to maintain an eight-point lead over second-placed Napoli.
ONE OF A KIND
Let’s kick things off with a historic stat.
Juve’s start of 16 wins in 17 games is the best start by any team in the history of Serie A. And there’s no team in Europe’s top five leagues that has ever got more than 49 points – Juve’s current tally – after 17 games.
A STELLAR 2018
Juve have won 31 of their 36 league games in 2018, more than any other team in Europe’s top five leagues.
The Bianconeri have also kept 22 clean sheets in the league in 2018 – again, there’s no other team in Europe’s big five leagues that can say that.
Mario Mandzukic has scored six home goals in the league this season, more than he’s got at home in any other campaign since he joined the Bianconeri. This is the first time the Croat has scored in three consecutive home league games. It was also his first goal for Juve against Roma in Serie A.
Cristiano Ronaldo was responsible for 10 of Juventus’ 20 shots against Roma.
Alex Sandro turned in another good performance against Roma, fresh off the back of signing a new contract with the club. He successfully completed 40 passes, supplied three crosses and won four aerial duels (more than any other Juveman).
Mattia De Sciglio also performed well, winning the ball back seven times and coming out on top in four aerial duels. He was also responsible for the cross that set up Mandzukic to score.