Juventus defeat Atalanta 3-1 - Player ratings

Just as we began to worry, Juventus played an exceptionally professional and intelligent game to defeat high-flying Atalanta 3-1 to send a message to their many rivals: this is still Juve's title to lose.

When Massimiliano Allegri is allowed a full week to prepare, it's difficult not to enjoy the intelligence with which his Juventus side play. A coach who understood how to stop the opponent while simultaneously exploiting the experience of his squad earned the Bianconeri a deserved win.

Deploying Miralem Pjanic as a trequartista in a 4-3-1-2 shape, the Bosnian pulled the strings as his teammates ran relentlessly and pressed effectively, united in their efforts to expose Atalanta's naivety.

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