As? From the cancellation of the 15-point penalty to the victory of the Europa League. But also going to an average pace of 2.71 points per match: only the black and whites capable of doing it with the Serie A with 20 teams. It was in 2013-14, with Antonio on the bench
On January 20, the cold shower, indeed frozen: in addition to the reopening of the sporting process, Juve suddenly found themselves with 15 points less in the standings. Unexpectedly, too. A shock that initially stunned the bianconeri, who after a draw with Atalanta on the last day of the first leg, just two days after the judicial decision, were followed by the home collapse with Monza. From then on it was a black and white crescendo, even though naturally finding themselves jumped from 37 to 22 points (as well as from third to tenth place) in one night forced Juve to review plans and… calculations.
Allegri made the point after the derby, identifying in 73 final points the certain quota to land in the Champions League. Considering that Juve now have 35 points (10 less than Lazio fourth in the standings), to reach the Champions League threshold they would have to score another 38, in the 14 rounds left until the end of the championship. Calculator in hand, it means that Juve should run at an average pace of 2.71 points per match. To put it to Allegri, an extraordinary ride would be needed, from now on, until 4 June. Starting with Roma, the next match scheduled for Sunday evening at the Olimpico. Except of course that the next judicial decisions cancel the 15 penalty points, an objective that Juve set themselves by filing an appeal with Coni a few days ago, or that the bianconeri win the Europa League, a scenario that would project them directly into the Champions League next season .
However, prudence and/or superstition require us to think about the current numbers, and therefore to take a look at the past, also to have some real terms of comparison. Since Serie A returned to 20 teams (2004/05) only Conte has managed to keep up the pace that Juve would now need to get to the Champions League, in the last 14 league days. The former Juventus coach achieved the feat in 2013-14: after the 24th round his Juve had 63 points, at the end of the championship he achieved the record quota of 102 as well as the third consecutive Scudetto, keeping the incredible average of 2 .79 points per race. For the record, that Juve also recorded the best defense (23) and the best attack (80) in the championship and closed with a gap of 17 points from Roma second in the standings.
4 March – 18:41
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