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5 Juventus players who have impressed the most in the Serie A this season

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4.27K   //    08 Feb 2019, 09:00 IST

Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus are leading the Serie A table
Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus are leading the Serie A table

Juventus has enjoyed an eventful run in the 2018-19 Serie A season till now, as Massimiliano Allegri's side is firmly in position to defend the title. The Italian Champions are currently at the top in the points table and will be hoping to continue with the same run of form in the season going ahead. If Juventus manages to win the Serie A title this season it will be their 8th win in succession.

The Turin giants have benefitted with the addition of charismatic striker Cristiano Ronaldo as it has made their forward line much more intense. Ronaldo’s inclusion has also infused a lot of pace in the forward line which has also enabled their midfield to function more efficiently.

Juventus's defense has also looked good but still, they need some sturdiness and sharpness. Massimiliano Allegri had claimed that his team's focus is on doing well in the upcoming Champions League games.

Massimiliano Allegri has made changes as per the strengths of the opponents which has worked in his favour, but still, the team needs to work on certain areas. The players are enjoying Allegri’s confidence and it will be interesting to see how they shape up in the upcoming fixtures.

Altogether, the side is looking a strong contender to lift the Serie A title for the 8th successive time. Juventus have players in their dugout who have played a key role for the side and could be crucial for the team’s success in the season going ahead.

We take a look at 5 such players who have been crucial for Bianconeri.


#5 Blaise Matuidi

Blaise Matuidi is the backbone of Juve's midfield
Blaise Matuidi is the backbone of Juve's midfield

The Frenchman has got all the qualities of a gifted midfielder and is considered technically strong. Blaise Matuidi was the core of the French team in the midfield that won the World Cup last year.

The 31-year-old offers a lot of flexibility in the Juventus midfield; he has shown that he is capable of playing both offensively as well as defensively as and when required.

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The former Paris Saint Germain player is quite intelligent when it comes to his ability to move forward by creating space through the rival’s defence and keeping the ball in possession.

Matuidi has also colluded well with Emre Can and Miralem Pjanic in the midfield. Although he has scored only 2 goals in 20 games in the ongoing season, his one-touch passes have been laden with preciseness.

Matuidi has been a smooth operator during set pieces and has caught the opposition's defence off guard. His ability to win aerial duels has benefitted the forward line to launch quick counter-attacks.

The midfielder has been like a backbone of the team’s midfield and his commitment towards his team is what makes him one of the best midfielders in the Italian Serie A.

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