Juventus retains their Place in Table
Juventus retained their place at the top of the Italian Serie A table following a mammoth 4-1 win over arch rivals Torino.
Even though the opposition have been flirting with relegation for much of the campaign, this was always going to be a tough match for Juventus given the history between the two teams. The game started in the best possible manner for the away team, who took the lead through Paul Pogba. Sami Khedira doubled the advantage just before half-time. A penalty converted by Belotti just after the half-time break just proved to be a consolation for the home team, as the second-half turned out into a rout.
Manager Massimiliano Allegri was especially happy with the way his team managed this victory just days after an exit from the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich. Juventus were extremely disappointed to accept this defeat after having come very close towards sealing a place in the quarter-finals. Alvaro Morata has struggled to hit the goalscoring form throughout the campaign, but he took his tally to six league goals in 28 appearances with a brace against Torino. Allegri will be hoping that this sparks a run of goals from the striker, who was crucial in the club’s appearance in the Champions League last season.
"What happened in Munich needed to be put to one side and we had to show the strength to get up again like men and move on. The team played well today and deserved to win, but there's still room for improvement in certain areas. Sometimes we choose to do the luxurious when in fact the match is not as easy as it may seem and we need to be better at controlling the ball in situations like these,” said Allegri. Morata also claimed that this win can boast of their season.