It was clear what a disastrous effect Juventus allowing three of their leaders to depart this summer would have. You can't lose players like Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez without consequences and, as Roma dominated Juve's midfield last Sunday, the absence of the two central players was obvious.
But it was not obvious in the way many would think. While players of their class would have made an impact on the pitch, it was psychologically where their loss was felt the most.
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