SERIE A CONTENDERS
Italian top flight league started last week with regular picture of contenders to lead the race in a very similar fashion of previous terms and expectedly one side that symbolized the definition of ultimate champions carrying the most prestigious reputation of this competition in nearly last decade will aim to stamp its domination once again, Juventus.
Their season’s opening 2-1 victory against Fiorentina last week followed by a delightful 1-0 win at home against Lazio in courtesy of Samir Khedira winner for the second consecutive match so far. it looks like the DNA of Juventus tactical identity, formation’s shape and technical capability has established a deeply magical formula, remaining interestingly confident regardless of several changes within the rank of their talented squad, arrival of new coach and complicated team selection, the vital factors proved so decisive to Bianconeri‘s superiority in the past decade, however; prior to this new season those elements eventually signaled the possible emergence of a rising challenge that highly underlined sudden pressure of transitioning into a younger side whom eagerly tends to carry the incredible heritage established by inspirational leaders of old days such as Andre Pirlo and Pogba into new era, although the task seemed very difficult, but even this Juve team to repeat the same successful outcome nevertheless.
Gonzalo Higuain seems so ambitious to continue his dream Serie A career in his new club and ready to fire many goals in attack. his combination movements with Paulo Dybala in striker partnership has vital pace and sharpness to finish so as when he plays in link up forward position behind Mario Mandzukic that still produces good moves to break opponents, mainly from emphatic service of midfielders like Samir Khedira, Sandro, Miralem Pjanic when coordinating fluid and efficient passing build-ups in a flexible shapes to desirable extent of controlling possession as the effort maintains a great balance from defense to attack with Dani Alves provides a world class pace and vision to spark wide with his overlaps and if they play with two holding role distributors in partnership of Hernanes– Kwadwo Asamoah are capable of supervising the midfield to win spaces for creative forces to dictate the tempo of attacking movements either in three dynamic play-makers dimension, boasted with Pjanic, Khedira and likely Sandro orchestrating short passes, or when they open from deep positions allow a single defensive holding, so far in these three games appeared to be Asamoah in shielding the line of press through his positional sense and athletic strength, when Hernanes supervises a deep passer role behind three attackers that look promising to ignite vital pace in transitions and switching over flanks with joint wing-backs Liechtsteiner and Alvez provide crafty combination plays on the right, while Medhi Benatia would almost contribute equally good on the other side flying on the left to become winger to send good crosses and switching overlaps with outside strikers, both Dybala and Higuain are flexible to shift wide for essential consistent link up plays. similarly
This flexible change of passing adapting to dynamic pace in transition and at base of possession is balanced to direct forward approach over the flanks, reliable in transition based on timing of combination of three play-makers and for continuity of their neat passing to gain possession. it boasts essential fluidity and ample vision to the Juve’s passing build up vibrancy in equally adapted three men shape of 4_3_3, forming box to box partnership of two lying orchestrators in Pjanic and khedira when coordinating attack in front of Sandro or Nesto as highly combative and energetic holding role, both players have shown eagerness to fill the gap left by Pogba’s departure, yet need time to sustain that incredible productivity offered by French man. The rotation of central passers with holding drifters to press, winning off the ball runs& igniting passing movements so far suggested an equally contribution of fine balance off transition& effective flair to go forward with possession. The path seems optimistic to nearly maintain the incredible features of sheer maestro role inspired ultimately by Pirlo as their legend in old days, was then carried by then phenomenon Pogba as the successor of Italian playmaker later on before his move to Manchester, has instantly rising a serious demand for filling their voids in a gradual transition, in fact apparently is witnessing a rapid emergence of capable young players to produce at the heart of Italian champions.
The fact Dybala already signaled his impressive quality in attack with his finishes and skills, the addition of brilliant Higuain will entirely inject an extra dimension of pure talent and class to fire their attacking punch more enthusiastically along with presence of Mario Mandzukic as a productive center forward, the partnership of dDybala_Higuain embrace more dynamic combination to penetrate in reliance of neat touch and quick winning space, while the Croatian will provide edge of aerial superiority and centralized final finish through his strong presence if deploys into lone striker task, which led Higuain to push inside behind him for effective link up in relatively direct intent of break away, accordingly Dybala would shifting wide to interchange with midfield and changing play with Higuain when becoming attacking trio possessing vital change of pace and slick combinations. They can adapt desirably to many formations with certain challenge, but most likely remain focused to dictate the right pace and to be reliable in the final product as usual.