For the second time this season, Juventus beat Torino 1-0, but both victories have come via controversial circumstances. Whilst it was an offside goal last September that infuriated the home team, this time around Toro had a legitimate penalty appeal waved off. For much of the match the Old Lady may have proved superior, but their inability to close off the game quickly left them desperately defending until the final whistle.
Juventus started the match by displaying their strength and ability to possess the ball. Giampiero Ventura’s side, as we have come to expect from them in the big games, opted to sit deep, close down the spaces at the back and limit the chances offered to their opponents. By absorbing the pressure, they then awaited the opportunity to counter-attack or deliver a long ball to the likes of Alessio Cerci upfront in hopes of grabbing a vital goal.
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