27.11.2017 09:30 - in: Serie A S

      #TalkingPoints | Juve-Crotone

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      Looking back at Juve's 3-0 win over Crotone on Sunday night

      Juve got back on track Sunday night at Allianz Stadium producing a fantastic second half to roar the offense back to life beating Crotone 3-0. The win keeps Juve four points behind Napoli at the top of the table and two points behind Inter in second place.

      Here are five things to look back on from the match:


      Given that Juve outshot their opponents 14-2 in the first half, it's tough to be too critical of the first 45 minutes, but there was certainly work to do with the score 0-0 at half-time. 

      However, Massimiliano Allegri has preached patience all season and it didn't take the Bianconeri long in the second half to break their streak of three straight scoreless halves at home. 

      The response was absolutely immaculate in the second half with the Bianconeri banging in three goals courtesy of Mario Mandzukic, Mattia De Sciglio and Medhi Benatia. 


      It was a well-deserved first goal of the season for Medhi Benatia who has been in fine form since returning to Turin from qualifying Morocco for the World Cup. 

      In the matches against Barcelona and Crotone combined, Benatia has combined for 131 completed passes with just 11 displaced, 11 interceptions, 16 recoveries and 14 clearances. 

      He's not counted on for goals up front, but he'll certainly enjoy this one! 


      Welcome to Allianz Stadium Benedikt Howedes! The German international made his debut in front of the Bianconeri faithful on Sunday night playing in the middle of the three-man defense between Andrea Barzagli and Benatia. 

      Howedes completed 83 of 85 passes attempted in 68 minutes played, didn't commit a foul and had five recoveries. 


      It was a night to remember for Mattia De Sciglio who came off the bench to make the moment of the night firing in a rocket from outside the box for his first goal in Serie A. De Sciglio said after the match that he "didn't even know how to celebrate." 

      When Gigi comes up from the back to celebrate with you, you know you've done something special! Take a bow Mattia! 


      The next two weeks for Juventus feature the biggest games so far of the season as the Bianconeri will travel to Napoli for a mouth-watering clash of first vs. third.

      After that, they'll travel to Greece for a matchup against Olympiakos needing a result to advance to the Champions League knock-out round on the final matchday. 

      Right after that, the Bianconeri host Inter at the Allianz Stadium in another top-of-the-table clash. 

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