Juventus have won all ten of their fixtures across all competitions to open the 2018-19 season, and manager Massimiliano Allegri wants to break the record of 13, which is in sight.
That mark was set by the dominant AC Milan side of 1992-93 led by Fabio Capello, which went on to win the Scudetto by four points from Inter Milan, before losing the two-legged Coppa Italia final against AS Roma and the Champions League final to Olympique Marseille.
Speaking during the international break, Allegri said -
“As a young man I liked winning Coaches, like Capello. We want to become the number one.
“I was on the pitch (for Pescara) when Capello’s team came back from 4-2 down to win 5-4 and it was their fifth consecutive win. Afterwards he declared that his side would not lose again that season.
“I prefer to focus on one game at a time.”
Unfortunately for Capello, they would go on to lose, but only did so four times that whole season - twice in the Serie A to Parma and Juventus, both times at home, and the aforementioned losses in the Coppa and Champions League finals.
Allegri’s side have an interesting sequence of games coming up. Juve host 11th-placed Genoa with their freescoring striker Krzysztof Piątek on Saturday. If they overcome that hurdle, there’s a trip to the beleaguered Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United next week, and then away at 18th=placed Empoli on the 27th of October.
Should the Bianconeri have equalled the record at that point, then the next games are home against Cagliari (13th place), home against United and then for a nice bit of symmetry, away at Milan (10th place).