Juventus being at the top of the Serie A table is nothing new to long-time followers of the club. Juventus being at the top of the Serie A table this season is nothing new, either. It's basically been Juventus at the top for the entire season and everybody else trying to catch up.
But Scudettos don't come around often. Nope, ask that to any team in Serie A. If they were so easy to achieve, you'd have everybody walking around bragging about the Scudettos in their respective trophy cases. Not very often, indeed— unless your name is Antonio Conte and you're the manager of Juventus.
Conte is on the brink of his second straight Serie A title in his comeback to the club he captained. Not bad, huh? Gone are the days of two straight seventh-place finishes. Now, Juventus are just one single point away from their second straight Scudetto under Conte's leadership. And that, my friends, has a whole lot to do with the man who screams his head off on the sidelines week in and week out.
One point. That's all Juventus needs. Not three, not two, just one. A single point. But hey, who wants to win the Scudetto with a boring ass draw? That's not the way Conte wants it. That's not the way anybody probably wants it.
Yeah, let's make it three points.
Another Scudetto and a another win? Sounds like a recipe for good times. Very, very good times.
Juventus XI (3-5-1-1): Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Marchisio; Vucinic
Juventus bench: Storari, Caceres, De Ceglie, Giovinco, Peluso, Bendtner, Padoin, Giaccherini, Quagliarella, Matri, Isla, Marrone
Palermo XI (3-5-2): Sorrentino; Van Bergen, Donati, Aronica; Nelson, Barreto, Arevalo Rios, Kurtic, Garcia; Ilicic, Miccoli
Palermo bench: Benussi, Munoz, Viola, Dossena, Dybala, Hernandez, Anselmo, Fabbrini, Boselli, Faurin, Brichetto, Formica