Juventus win opening game of the Serie A season

Picking up where they left off, Juventus were in excellent form for their first game of the season against a weak Chievo Verona side that barely provided the champions with a challenge. The only question on everyone's lips is how did Juve only manage a 1-0 scoreline?

Considering the absences and the fact that the squad and coach are recovering from the flu, Massimiliano Allegro thought it best to stick with the tried and tested 3-5-1-1 formation to make it easier on his men. Not only is it the right shape to play against Chievo, but it allowed his side to start the season emphatically, boasting the fluidity one expects from a team midway through a season.

As Chievo boss Eugenio Corini himself admitted, the Flying Donkeys had tactical issues that they must look to resolve if they are to survive the season. 

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