The result is fine
Sunday’s stalemate rounded off what many regarded as a January gauntlet for Juventus. Despite the unwatchability of the game, it’s a result many would’ve taken beforehand.
The Serie A table doesn’t lie, folks. Milan are currently a better team than Juventus but the Old Lady more than held their own. They limited the threat of Milan’s destructive left-hand side and the point was well-deserved as a result of their defensive efforts.
So, after this month’s ‘gauntlet’, Juventus remain unbeaten in Serie A since November despite facing Napoli (albeit a depleted one), AS Roma and Milan. They’ve also progressed into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia with one of their standout performances of the season.
Their sole defeat arrived in gut-wrenching fashion in the Suppercoppa and, who knows, if Alex Sandro hadn’t decided that chesting the ball to Alexis Sanchez was the best idea with seconds remaining, perhaps late substitute Leonardo Bonucci scores the winning penalty to send more silverware to Turin. But hey, if my grandmother had wheels and all that.
Nevertheless, Juve’s stellar Serie A from over the past two months, which is only bested by league leaders Inter, has left them in touching distance of Atalanta in fourth. They’re now just a point adrift of La Dea.
However, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have played a game less than Juve and they’ll surely get healthier when Serie A resumes in two weeks. The upcoming fixture between the two sides on February 13 is HUGE.