Campioni D’inverno (winter champions) that’s what Juve are, with two games to left Juve have done it. A small thanks to both Lazio and Bologna by beating the immediate chasers.
It took Juve only 27 minutes to close the game against Atalanta, after two minutes Vucinic received a well-balanced through ball from strike partner Giovinco, a quick dash into the box by the keepers far right side and Vucinic side foots the ball to the keepers far left side 1-0, in the 14th minute Pirlo takes a free-kick just by the keepers right post outside the box over the wall it flies and slots in the keepers right-hand post no chance there 2-0. 13 minutes later and Juve are cruising as a ball from Chiellini is picked up by (Il Principino) Marchisio takes his time and hits the ball by the keepers left-hand post 3-0 (game sealed and delivered. As for Atalanta things go from bad to worse as in the 32nd minute Manfredini receives his second yellow and it goodnight from the player, Juve at this point take their peddle of the gas with a three goal advantage and an extra player the pressure is well and truly off. In the next 58 minutes nothing really happens as Juventus just play the clock down virtually all other attempts on goal are from outside the box (Unlike other teams when an opponent’s loses a player and are winning Juve never tries to hard to rub salt in to wounds).
But apart from that wonderfully easy win form Juve other results do the old lady really good turn as Inter travel to Roma to face Lazio and leave empty handed a goal from Klose in the 82nd minute see to that (maybe it the refs fault they could not score), Juve had to wait to the even game before they could be declared winter champions as Napoli hosted struggling Bologna, and the inevitable happened and Bologna returned home with all three points, the best part was not a 1-0 win with bus parked in front of goal it was an humiliating 3-2 bashing they received. Napoli title challengers really? The biggest title challengers (in my opinion are AC Milan), yes I hear you Juve are 14 points in front, but 14 point is only 4 wins 2 draws away and on current form Milan will be serious challengers, they are on a fantastic run of form, they will challenge to the title but won’t win it, Inter are apparently opposed by referee’s not giving them decisions, Napoli blow hot and cold they cannot be taken seriously the same can be said about Lazio as for Roma once De Rossi goes there’s no one really left that can push the team (apparently the player has to be sold for the clubs survival whatever that means)another club in the running is Fiorentina, but like the others they bring nothing to the table one win one defeat a couple of draws and that’s it, at this current moment there are 7 points between Milan and that second spot, keep a close eye on the rossoneri, as on current form of the last five games they have picked up 13 out of 15 points with Lazio 11 out of 15 Juve 10 out of 15 whiles Napoli and Inter 7 out of 15 stats never lie.
Defending champion Juventus strolled to a 3-0 win over 10-man Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday, scoring the opening goal after just 80 seconds. Mirko Vucinic, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio all scored before Thomas Manfredini was sent off after picking up a second yellow card, leaving Atalanta with 10 men for nearly an hour.
It was a really good performance by us, with the right approach, against a team which has shown it can be giant killers, having won against AC Milan, Napoli and Inter Milan,” Juventus coach Antonio Conte said. “We did well to put pressure on them from the start and impose our game. We should never lose our hunger, not now, not ever.” Juventus is seven points clear of second-place Inter Milan at the top of the standings, and eight ahead of Napoli, which hosts Bologna in the evening game. Juventus hadn’t lost at home to Atalanta since 1989 and it was clear early on that the run would continue. Vucinic raced onto Sebastian Giovinco’s pass and into the area before firing across goal, into the bottom right corner.
Atalanta should have leveled immediately when German Denis took advantage of a Luca Marrone error and raced through one-on-one with Gianluigi Buffon, but the Juventus goalkeeper pulled off a brilliant save. Juventus doubled its lead in the 14th minute when Pirlo curled a stunning 30-yard free kick into the top left corner, giving goalkeeper Andrea Consigli no chance. Claudio Marchisio rifled in a third from the edge of the area before Manfredini picked up two yellow cards in a minute and was dismissed. Juventus had a total of 28 shots on goal but failed to extend its lead