It's the worst Juve in 10 years: just Cristiano is not enough

The Bianconeri did not score so few points (46) in a decade. His hegemony is in danger more than ever at the gates of the tenth title in a row.


Juventus' draw against Verona yesterday certified what was an open secret: the Bianconeri are not doing well. In their last five games they only won once, and the streak of six consecutive wins (Super Cup final included) already seems like a distant memory.

Cristiano is doing his homework and very well (he has scored 47 goals in the last 47 Serie A games, 26 in 29 games this season), but his goals are not enough. Pirlo's project, in addition to continuing to have an identity problem, must now deal with a cataract of injuries.

Bonucci, Chiellini, Cuadrado, Arthur, Dybala and Morata were missing from the Bentegodi, all in precarious conditions for the most important week of the season. Those from Turin are waiting for the complicated appointments against Spezia, Lazio and Porto, against which it will be necessary to overcome the 2-1 of the first leg to continue in the Champions League.

The path in the Italian Cup was positive (in May he will play the final with Atalanta), but the situation for the Scudetto is getting complicated. Today's triumph of Inter against Genoa (3-0) extends their lead to 10 points, with one more game. The match that the Bianconeri must recover, however, is the one that was postponed in October against Naples, always difficult opponents. Two weeks ago, in fact, the Juventini fell right at Maradona.

Pirlo has pressure on him again, with a fact that is beginning to worry among the Tifosi. The 46 points he garnered in 23 games are the worst data for Juventus since 2011, when they were 35 and the Bianconeri finished in seventh place. A year ago, with Sarri, it was 54 and two ago, with Allegri, 63. Never, in this decade, has the Juventine hegemony, which has reached nine scudetti in a row, been so endangered. The covid and the crazy calendar of this course are taking their toll, but the 'Teacher' has the obligation to overcome. No one wants to be the manager who broke the streak just outside the tenth title in a row.

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