A firm grip on the midfield battle and enthusiasm of Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata in attack proved key to unlocking the Rossoneri rearguard in last night’s 3-1 win at Juventus Stadium.
The Argentine, a force to be reckoned with throughout, struck his 19th goal of the season in all competitions to set Juventus on their way to a fifth successive victory over the Rossoneri, a feat last achieved in 1984.
Responding instantly to a Luca Antonelli equaliser was Leonardo Bonucci, who popped up with his second of the season after previously striking the winner in October’s 3-2 triumph over Roma.
Spanish forward Morata banished any hopes of a Rossoneri revival with 25 minutes to play, diverting the ball past a stranded Diego Lopez to wrap up the Bianconeri’s 16th Serie A success of the campaign.
More statistics from last night’s triumph can be found below:
Serie A strikes for Morata this season, his second as a starter. It was also the first time in his career the young Spaniard teamed a goal with an assist.
Shots on target registered by the Bianconeri throughout the encounter.
Goals scored in the first 15 minutes of this season’s Serie A by Juventus, five of these coming from Tevez.
Recoveries made by Arturo Vidal during an all action display in midfield, top of the leaderboard in this respect.
Straight Serie A games unbeaten for the Bianconeri, who have won nine and drawn four of these.
Consecutive Serie A home games in which Juventus have hit the target, netting 100 goals in the process.
Touches enjoyed by Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba, who, alongside Claudio Marchisio, ensured the midfield battle remained firmly bossed by the hosts.