Are Juve choking? Allegri and Rabiot question team's mentality

Hellas Verona FC v Juventus - Serie A TIM
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Juventus are staring down the barrel of another season without the coveted Serie A title. A dismal 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Hellas Verona on Saturday leaves the Turin giants floundering and their Scudetto dreams on life support.

This latest setback means Juve have taken a measly two points from their last four league games. Worse still, the gap between them and leaders Inter Milan has stretched to a concerning nine points – with Inter also holding a game in hand.

Massimiliano Allegri demands answers amid slide

Coach Massimiliano Allegri didn't sugarcoat the situation after the match. "We've lost our way," he admitted bluntly, a stark assessment of his team's recent troubles. "A mental reset is urgently needed." The manager’s comments highlight the alarming derailment of Juve's title hopes.

Midfielder Adrien Rabiot echoed the sentiment, revealing the squad's current fragility: "The confidence is gone. We need a win – any win – to get that spark back." These admissions hint at a deep-rooted crisis within the Juventus ranks.

Vlahovic's heroics not enough

Despite another goal from in-form striker Dusan Vlahovic, it was yet another night of frustration for the Bianconeri. The Serbian marksman scored his seventh goal in just six games, but his glaring late miss from close range summed up Juve's woes and ultimately cost them a vital victory.

Champions League spot now hanging by a thread

Juventus' grip on a top-four spot, guaranteeing Champions League football next year, is weakening. As their winless streak continues, the fight for those elite spots looks set to turn into a nail-biting finish. Just 12 points separate Juve from fifth-placed Bologna, who can close the gap further with a game in hand.

Juventus's season was promising, but they are now on the brink of collapse. Can they claw their way back into contention?