Snide remarks made about Torino's performances in the Derby della Mole motivated Giampiero Ventura's side yet an exquisite Andrea Pirlo goal in the final seconds of the game ensured another Juventus victory, winning 2-1.
One should never underestimate a Giampiero Ventura side. A good tactician who inspired the likes of Antonio Conte by teaching him the finer points of tactics, his sides are always well balanced and disciplined. Their struggles this Serie A season have been due to their finishing. Always capable of creating chances and well organised in defence, the lack of goals has gone on to create an even bigger problem -- the psychological kind.
Juventus started strongly, playing their usual brand of smooth football as they looked for their opportunities going forward. Exploiting space and rotating the ball, Torino were forced to defend and looked to be suffering.
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