A hard-fought 90 minutes in Florence resulted in the Bianconeri recording their first goalless draw in 76 Serie A games, the last of which came back in November 2012 against Lazio at Juventus Stadium.
On a night when defences came out on top, Massimiliano Allegri’s rearguard performed their duties with due diligence, nullifying the threat of dangerman Juan Cuadrado and restricting the Viola to just one shot on target in total.
However, it was down the other end where the Bianconeri endured a frustrating game as they struggled to break down the hosts’ three-man defence. Just three shots were registered on target, their lowest figure of the season, as Neto enjoyed a relatively quiet evening between the posts.
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Solitary shot on target for the Viola across the 90 minutes, stemming from Juan Cuadrado’s right boot midway through the second half.
Shots on goal target for the visitors, their lowest figure of the season and a true reflection of the game’s cagey nature.
Crosses whipped in by the Viola, who regularly sought out the flanks and set-pieces as viable sources of attack.
Last night marked the 50th draw between Juventus and Fiorentina in Serie A.
Second-half possession for the Bianconeri, a considerable improvement on the 45.7 clocked up in the opening 45 minutes.
Leonardo Bonucci stood out as Juve’s star performer last night, making the most passes (66), recoveries (27) and pulling off four crucial interceptions, the second-half intervention on Mario Gomez of particular note.