Three takeaways from Juventus 2-0 Torino: Bianconeri’s Derby della Mole dominance continues thanks to defensive solidity

Juventus extended their unbeaten run against Torino in the Derby della Mole to 19 matches, whilst the Bianconeri's defensive dominance has seen them move up the Serie A table.


Juventus were the victors in the Derby della Mole after earning a 2-0 win over Torino in Matchday 8 of Serie A at the Allianz Stadium.

Second-half goals from Federico Gatti and Arkadiusz Milik gave the Old Lady the win, as they extended a dominant streak in the fixture whilst also pressing ahead with their scudetto claim.

Torino disappointed and offered little going forward, with Toro registering just a single shot on target in the whole match and showing an alarming lack of attacking ambition.

Turin remains black and white

Juventus winger Filip Kostic carries the ball (@JuventusFC)

When it comes to Turin, it is clear that there is one dominant team and Juventus extended their incredible Derby della Mole record with the victory against their arch-rivals.

Indeed, the Bianconeri have not lost a competitive fixture against Torino in 19 encounters, with their clear dominance in the city making for daunting reading for anyone of a Granata persuasion.

Juventus have not fallen to defeat at home to Torino since April 1995 and never looked in danger of letting that run slip, with their complete supremacy in the fixture giving them a psychological boost. With a crunch clash against AC Milan to come after the international break, the win over Torino could not have arrived at a better time.

Juventus striker Moise Kean battles for the ball (@JuventusFC)

Defence the springboard for Juventus’ scudetto push

After a disappointing season last year, marred by off-the-pitch issues and a points deduction, Juventus appear to be back on track and ready to compete for a first Serie A title since 2020.

The Bianconeri have picked up five wins and two draws from their opening eight matches, putting them to within two points of Inter going into the international break, and without any European commitments Massimiliano Allegri‘s side can really push on.

Their early season form has been built on a mean defence and the clean sheet against Torino was their fifth of the season, and eighth in their last 13 league matches, with Juventus proving extremely difficult to break down.

With the attack less potent than Allegri might like, having a rock-solid defence has been pivotal, whilst the goalscoring exploits of centre-back Federico Gatti against the club he represented at youth level certainly helped.

Juventus midfielder Fabio Miretti protects the ball (@JuventusFC)

Torino’s bright start in danger of fading

Torino enjoyed a positive start to the season and reached the midway point of September with seven points from their opening four matches. Since a 3-0 win over Salernitana in Matchday 4, things have gone badly wrong for the Granata though.

A last-gasp 1-1 draw against AS Roma was a positive, but defeats to Lazio and Juventus, either side of a draw against a poor Hellas Verona side, have undone much of the early work.

Things do not get any easier after the international break with the visit of Inter to come, but after a series of midtable and lower-half finishes, aspirations of making a push for a European spot require an upturn in fortune and far better performances than the one offered against Juventus.


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