Serie A week 11: Juventus 2-1 Napoli

Juventus is in total control in the Italian Championship after only 11 games and a clear five-point lead over AS Roma and already seven over Napoli, they played today. It was for Higuain the first game against his former club after he was transferred to Juventus over the summer for a record 99 million dollars!

Coach Juventus, Allegri comments on the win:

“It was an important win tonight but it’s not decisive. We needed to win to stay top and put seven points between us and Napoli, but there’s still a long way to go and an awful lot of points left to play for. 

Napoli played very well – they really do play some lovely football. However, I think we saw a different match in the second half. We upped the tempo and Napoli started to wane a little. We pressed on and took a few risks, although we still could have avoided conceding that goal.

Gonzalo [Higuain] was relaxed about playing and he did well. He’s got a lot to offer: he stretches the opposition and works hard for the team.”