Rarely have we seen the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo so full. Fans from around Sicily came to watch the match between Palermo and Juventus with half of the stadium cheering on the men in black and white. If only the match was worthy of their passion.
Juventus instead pulled off another tame but mature performance highlighted by a moment of individual brilliance to collect the points and start preparing for their Champions League test.
With Andrea Barzagli back in the squad and the Old Lady missing her best midfielders, Massimiliano Allegri opted to revert to a 3-5-2 formation in hopes of restricting Palermo's front two Argentines and control proceedings.
Muted and void of any intensity, the Bianconeri were once again slow, barely capable of exerting any energy and simply present in order to fulfil their duties.
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