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Salernitana 0-3 Juventus: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, Serie A 8 Feb 2023

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Juventus ran out to a dominant 3-0 win over Salernitana last night to ease any relegation worries in Serie A.

While fans may have been anxious about what this game may bring, it turns out that they didn’t need to be after all. Juventus went out there and put on a clinic, showing that they’re ready to fight back following their recent point deduction.

Dusan Vlahovic and Filip Kostic made this game the Serbian show and today, we’re going to take a look at a few of our biggest takeaways.

Juve make a statement

Between their recent form and what’s been happening off the pitch, Juventus have had a real ordeal on their hands. In this instance, though, they were crisp and clinical. They didn’t have the lion’s share of the possession and the hosts did have their moments, but they were restricted – because of what The Old Lady was doing. They waited for their moment time and time again, and the game was pretty much dead by half time.

Relegation worries

Salernitana should’ve seen this as a golden opportunity to do some damage given Juve’s bad luck, but they just couldn’t get into any kind of real rhythm. It’s a shame, too, because now, they’ll continue to have to look over their shoulder. That may have been the case even if they’d won this one but it doesn’t feel like a momentum shifter, especially with how competitive it is down there in the relegation scrap.

The Allegri situation

Max Allegri was so anxious throughout this clash that he couldn’t even watch Vlahovic’s penalty to make it 1-0. He’s even stated that his priority is to ensure the club doesn’t get relegated again, which shows how dire their situation is. Allegri may well be the long term plan in terms of having a manager that is going to get the club back to the height of their powers, but it’ll take them a good old while to get there.


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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