Scouting an improved Torino side ahead of the Derby della Mole


For some time now the Derby della Mole has failed to provide Juventus with a tough challenge, but this year Torino are a changed side. More efficient, better prepared and thoroughly determined, they have managed some excellent wins this season and will look to spring another surprise in Sunday afternoon's match.

It's been 11 years since the Granata have scored against Juventus and the last time the two played each other, in September last year, Antonio Conte's men won somewhat controversially -- via an offside Paul Pogba goal. However, that game taught Serie A a lot about how Il Toro would deploy themselves against their biggest challengers. Sitting deep and blocking Juve's intricate play in the middle, the Old Lady was forced out wide to deliver crosses that rarely impacted the game.

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