Talking points from this weekend’s Serie A action: JUVENTUS WIN LATE AGAIN
Massimiliano Allegri’s side took another late 1-0 win against Udinese on Saturday, with Juventus now having scored six times after the 85th minute in their matches this season, the most in Serie A. Allegri admitted after the game that the team were not at their best in the first part of the match.
“We knew it would be tough and it was an evenly balanced affair. We did better after the break, from a physical perspective too,” he told reporters. “We could have scored before we did. In the first half we made mistakes and Udinese were pressing us hard.”
However, with Juventus now on an eight-match winning streak in the league without conceding a goal, Allegri did not want to tinker with his defensive tactics too much. “If you don’t concede, at worst you draw,” he added.
INTER STRUGGLE TO KEEP CLEAN SHEET AWAY Inter Milan’s Serie A title hopes took a hit on Saturday when they only managed a 2-2 draw at Monza, continuing the trend of conceding goals in their away games.
Inter have not kept a clean sheet in their last 13 away games in the league, their longest such streak since 1987-88. “Clearly, it’s a fact that we concede far more goals away from home than at the San Siro,” Simone Inzaghi told Sky Sports Italia.
LAZIO FUMBLE AGAIN The season is starting to turn into a nightmare for Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio as the team threw away a two-goal advantage in the final minutes of the game to end 2-2 against Empoli.
On Wednesday Lazio lost 2-1 against Lecce after being ahead and they are now winless in their last three league matches. “We have this huge mental fatigue issue. If you look at the physical aspect, the stats for the first and second halves are almost identical. What is different is the level of focus and commitment,” Sarri told DAZN.
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