Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa were back on the scoresheet during the same match as Juventus outclassed Lazio to consolidate their early Scudetto charge for the season and it does seem as if they are well and truly back in form.
While Juventus were struggling to keep themselves relevant in the race to finish in the top half of the table last season, this new campaign, they have emphatically turned things around. The Bianconeri have grabbed ten points from their first four matches, recording three wins and drawing one against Bologna.
Tensions were rising amongst the Turin-based supporters for their club’s match against rejuvenated Lazio but the hosts controlled the game swiftly with Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa making their mark as the torch-bearers of this Juventus rebuild.
The Serbian striker was substituted in the 84th minute, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd after scoring a brace. There were doubts surrounding the presence of Federico Chiesa for the match as he missed Italy’s international break games but the 25-year-old returned to action in style, slotting home in the 26th minute to double the Bianconeri’s advantage.
Massimiliano Allegri is hailed as the man to steer Juventus from the depths of despair of last season to provisionally fighting for the league title this term. However, the players are to be commended equally as their manager for demonstrating powerful performances in this new campaign.
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN