Post-Game Thread: Another Controversy, Another Juventus Victory

Maurizio Lagana

Controversy? Around Juventus? This is so new to me! What on earth will we do!

Keep winning, that's what.

From 47 straight undefeated in Serie A to 48 games. That number keeps looking better and better.

Sure, the bulk of the conversation will be about how Juventus benefited a couple of favorable calls — or lack there of — that went their against Catania. It's Italy. They eat controversy up like high school kids seem to embrace dating drama right before prom tickets go on sale. It's only natural. It's what happens no matter what happens on the field. There will be a discussion no matter what.

But, let's be honest. Do you really want to hear about another controversy when it comes to football in Italy? Do we really want to beat a dead horse and see people throw jibe after jibe towards our club?

Nah. I'll pass on all that. Let's leave that for all of the conspiracy theorists, shall we?

Good, I'm glad that's settled.

Here's what I want to talk about in quick fashion (and it's completely open to discussion):

The fact that Nicklas Bendtner actually playing quite well in his first Juventus start of the season.

How Paul Pogba continues to play well despite currently being one of the youngest players in Serie A.

Giovanni Marchese and his bald spot.

Why on earth Juventus didn't put the game away after Marchese was sent off, leaving plenty of room for Catania to try and find a game-tying goal as the clock pushed towards full time.

Why Juventus' finishing in front of goal — Sebastian Giovinco, we're looking at you, buddy — still continues to be complete and utter crap.

Finally, why Massimo Carrera needs to be back on the sideline leading this team during games instead of Angelo Alessio. And, on top of that, why it takes Alessio a day-and-a-half to get around to making a couple of subs despite the clear signs that his side needs some fresh legs.

There's much more to this game than Catania's goal that was disallowed in the first half and everything else that followed. But that's not what we're going to be hearing about in the hours and days following this one. Oh, no. It's gonna be CONTROVERSY CONTROVERSY and that's about it.

(For the record, it should've been a goal, just in case you were wondering.)

Brace yourself, folks. It's not going to be happy. It probably won't be very pretty, either.

But you know what? Who cares.

Forty-eight games strong. That's what matters. On to the next one.

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