Juventus took to the field together this morning as they began their fifth day of training in the unrelenting beautiful weather at the Stadio Brunod.
The ground was full of fans here to see their heroes in action, but Antonio Conte's eyes were firmly fixed on monitoring his players' condition as he strode around the pitch.
A variety of passing drills began the session, while Simone Pepe and Luca Marrone continued to make separate preparations for the season ahead, pushing themselves hard to be at peak fitness for the start of the season with multiple laps around the pitch.
The Bianconeri were clearly enjoying themselves in a dribbling exercise that involved chasing each other, but the fun was now over.
They may have been given a break from the running that has been such a marked part of the week so far during yesterday’s sessions, but they were back with their trainers on their feet this morning as they did laps of the pitch in staggered groups.
The laps were followed swiftly by runs up and down the length of the pitch. It was perhaps their toughest fitness test yet in the blazing sun.
As the players’ session drew to a close, the goalkeepers were just beginning after spending the morning in the team gym. The four keepers training in Chatillon practiced coming out to collect a ball bouncing towards them and saving shots fired at them by goalkeeping coach Claudio Filippi.
The Bianconeri will now take some time to rest before training resumes this afternoon at 5pm (CET).