Let's just get it out of the way right now because we're all thinking the same kind of thing: So, what exactly will Juventus do in its encore to arguably the best game they've played all season? No, seriously, what will they do to make convince us that they're on the right track now that they've won another game in the Champions League?
I sure hope so. And so do you.
Juve are currently sitting toward the bottom of the table — somewhere we didn't expect to have happen. They get three points, which ironically be only their second league win this season, and they head into the next game with much happier thoughts than the last time international games rolled around and they were forced to put off their season for a couple weeks.
.@OfficialAllegri: "A win would enable us to have an enjoyable international break." #JuveBologna— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 3, 2015
See? The man has a point. You should talk more sense, Max. Sense is good.
This is the final game before another "wonderful" (most of the time not so wonderful) international break arrives after Sunday's slate of games. So, after Juve's game against Bologna this evening, we won't have much else to chat about for the next two weeks when it comes to Juventus-related topics.
Allegri has said one plenty of occasions that his team needs to build off what they've done in Europe. It makes plenty of sense, too, you know. You see what Juve have done in Europe and it makes you wonder why they can't get any kind of consistency going in Serie A. It's the Magical Mystery Tour of sorts. Except Juventus in Serie A hasn't been any kind of magical and about all sorts of mysterious. That's been the biggest thing. We still don't know why they can't replicate their European form domestically.
But if they come close to playing the way they did on Wednesday against Bologna today, then maybe they truly are on the right path. And even though that path involves an international break in the very near future, it will be a start. That's certainly more than we can say compared to other results lately.
Juventus XI (3-5-2/4-3-3): Gianluigi Buffon; Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini; Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, Hernanes, Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra; Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala
Juventus bench: Neto, Emil Audero, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro, Simone Padoin, Mario Lemina, Kwadwo Asamoah, Mattia Vitale, Simone Zaza
Bologna XI (4-3-3): Antonio Mirante; Alex Ferrari, Marios Oikonomou, Daniele Gastaldello, Adam Masina; Luca Rizzo, Amadou Diawara, Erick Pulgar; Franco Brienza, Mattia Destro, Anthony Mounier
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