Alex Sandro said after the match that he would play “wherever he’s needed” and on Sunday he was asked to play up in the attack with Mario Mandzukic out due to sickness. The Brazilian ended up scoring the match-winner, but provided much more than just that completing over 90% of his passes, contesting 15 duels and nearly earning an assist on multiple occasions.
After an up and down first half of the campaign, you can see the confidence flowing through the Brazilian with goals in two of his last three Serie A matches.
WHATEVER IT TAKES
The Bianconeri were forced to make an early change in the 15th minute as Gonzalo Higuain, with eight goals in his last five matches, couldn’t continue after taking a knock just minutes into the match. Playing on the road at a rival, this type of change could have disrupted many teams, but this Juventus side was able to bind together and pick up the load.
It was truly a full team effort on Sunday getting the goal they needed and defending resolutely to pick up three points in adverse conditions.