Champions know how to suffer, champions know how to exploit and champions know how to grind out important victories. Juventus force one to indulge in hyperbole.
Not only have they broken a record by collecting 15 consecutive Serie A wins, but they are a team that suffered and toiled to inflict a 2-1 defeat on a Parma side that has not tasted a league loss since the reverse fixture in November.
Parma are having a tremendous season playing the type of football worthy of a place in Europe. Tactically disciplined, Roberto Donadoni’s men boast pace, the ability to work between the lines and players capable of making the difference. Most importantly, they are a side that work fluently and cohesively together meaning they are not dependent on any one player but on the team’s mental fortitude and organised game plan.
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