With a spectacular brace at the expense of the sorry Lazio, Dusan Vlahovic was always going to grab the headlines in Italian football… at least during the hour that preceded the shocking events of the Derby della Madonnina.
Although the Juventus world never suffers a shortage of “interesting” news, the Serbian’s form has been one of the most discussed topics amongst fans and observers alike since he first set foot at Continassa in January 2022.
So following a forgettable 2022/23 campaign and a summer that almost saw him leave Turin for good, Bianconeri supporters are delighted to witness glimpses of the devastating bomber who once tortured Serie A defenses while donning a purple jersey.
For the second season in a row, Dusan opened his campaign with four goals from as many matches. But this time, Juventus are hoping that he won’t run out of steam.
Saturday’s win 3-1 over Lazio didn’t only confirm Vlahovic’s encouraging form, but the likes of Federico Chiesa and Manuel Locatelli also showcased vast improvement. The first has now three goals to his name this season. He’s gradually transforming himself into an actual second striker rather than an awkward attacking presence.
As for the former Sassuolo man, his brilliant outing for Italy seems to have revitalized his form. Locatelli’s distribution was top-notch this weekend, looking every bit of the Regista that the club has been sorely missing since Miralem Pjanic’s departure.
Nevertheless, the biggest revival story at Juventus doesn’t belong to any of the three aforementioned stars.
After all, most of us never truly doubted the credentials of Vlahovic, Chiesa and Locatelli, even when their performances were below-par. The fans would often suggest that these players are either being played out of position, suffering from lack of service or simply hampered by physical issues.
On the other hand, Weston McKennie never had the luxury of a decent alibi that justifies an uninspiring display. In the…
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Author : Michel Sakr
Publish date : 2023-09-17 14:00:00
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