On Alessandro Del Piero's 40th birthday, Juventus rediscovered their efficiency against Parma, winning 7-0 at home to send a clear signal to their challengers. The last time the Old Lady managed such a score-line was 31 years ago, in 1983.
Deployed in a 4-3-2-1 formation, they played with Antonio Conte's intensity and Massimiliano Allegri's tactical intelligence, exploiting space, stretching the field and making the most of Parma's ineptitude at the back. The Gialloblu have never conceded more than five goals in Serie A but today a record was broken as the visitors played the kind of game that perfectly explained why they have the worst defensive record in Serie A. Unorganised, inattentive and overwhelmed, Juve's sheer fluidity and freedom going forward was simply too much for them to contain.
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