The Bianconeri stretched their winning derby run to six consecutive fixtures with last night’s 1-0 success over Torino at Juventus Stadium, beating a previous victorious streak that ran between 1932 and 1934.
As noted by Gigi Buffon in yesterdays’ post-match interview, Torino, who approached the game in a rich vein of form, played with conviction and freedom at Juventus Stadium.
Using the duo of Martin Caceres and Kwadwo Asamoah to limit the threat of Granata dangerman Alessio Cerci, Antonio Conte’s men set about their task with relish and successfully put the buffers on the Granata’s counter-attacking strategy.
Shading possession with 55.1 per cent of the ball, Juventus also enjoyed the lion’s share of efforts on target (six to three), although it is worth noting that Torino matched the hosts’ overall figure of 15.
Midfield wizard Andrea Pirlo was again a prominent figure in middle of the park, enjoying the most touches (97), while Leonardo Bonucci revelled in his sweeper role at the heart of the defensive trio, from which he completed the greatest number of passes (80).
In the end the affair was decided by Carlos Tevez’s wonder strike on 30 minutes, his 14th effort of the league campaign, which took him alongside Fiorentina frontman Giuseppe Rossi as the division’s most lethal marksman.
The clean sheet kept by Buffon means it is now 12 years since Torino breached the Juventus rearguard, with French midfielder Benoit Cauet the last to do so during a 2-2 draw in February 2002.