Why the poor defending?

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri continues to warn that his team's nine-point gap at the top of Serie A is not enough.

If his men drop their concentration for a moment, another defeat is a real possibility and it will invite more pressure from their title challengers.

Allegri needs his men to stay alert. Too many mistakes have been happening and while you can understand fatigue is a problem at this stage of the season, Juventus' defensive stats show how much their problems on the pitch are affecting results.

Juve are no longer a pillar of strength at the back. Before the winter break, they conceded 13 goals in 23 games. In the New Year, they have already conceded 11 in just 13 matches. Woeful defending from set pieces and the struggle to prevent counter-attacks have worried those who see the team committing the same mistakes over and over again.

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