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Started by Bensergi, Nov 05, 2017, 11:21 AM

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Juventus vs Benevento

Benevento visiting Juventus is like sheep sent to the lion's den. Benevento's current record reads 11 games and 11 defeats. It would be a major shock should they leave Juventus Stadium with something.

The champions sit in joint third position in Serie A, three points behind Napoli and one behind Inter. Whilst they are in good goal-scoring form, they have shown that their defence is not as solid as it has been in previous seasons.

They are the most prolific side in Serie A with 33 goals, but have conceded more than Roma, Napoli and Inter with 10. It has been far from vintage Juve this season, but they are very much in the title race and will feel their best is yet to come.

They are in a good position to qualify from their Champions League group too after Gonzalo Higuain's late equaliser in Lisbon.
The Argentinian seems to have found form again after a difficult opening 10 games.

Pipita scored both goals in last weekend's 2-0 win away to Milan and has found the net in both his last two Champions League matches.

This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides, but Max Allegri faced Benevento twice as Coach of SPAL in the 2004-05 Serie C campaign, managing just one point.


Match Stats:

  • Juventus 2-1 Benevento
  • Shots: 22-3
  • Possession: 67%-33%
  • Corner kicks: 8-2

 Amato Ciciretti's free kick had given bottom club Benevento a shock lead in Turin, but Juventus fought back for the victory and move into second place.

The Bianconeri were fully expected to sweep bottom of the table Benevento aside and celebrate this week's 120th anniversary of the club's foundation. Miralem Pjanic, Medhi Benatia and Marko Pjaca were sidelined, but Benedikt Howedes was on the bench and Claudio Marchisio received his first start since the opening weekend. Le Streghe had lost all 11 Serie A matches and made the trip to Turin without Pietro Iemmello, Filippo Costa and Fabio Lucioni.

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