Forty points separate Juventus from Parma in the Serie A table, yet on Wednesday night in the Coppa Italia match, they played on par in what can only be described as the dullest match of the cup thus far.
Once again, Massimiliano Allegri relied upon the 4-3-3 formation in this competition, demonstrating his side's tactical flexibility, but unlike in the match against Hellas Verona, Juventus played a poor game riddled with errors. Disinterested and lethargic, the intensity was lacking while few were able to offer the creativity required to pierce through a stubborn Parma defence.
The Gialloblu are suffering this season both on and off the pitch yet they still played with pride, determination and intellect.
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