Former Lazio goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani analyses Juventus‘ run of poor results, saying that Bianconeri players, especially their star striker Federico Chiesa, ‘look empty.’

The Serie A giants won just Serie A one game from the last nine, collecting seven points and seeing fourth-placed Bologna move just two below them in the table.

On Saturday, they suffered a 1-0 loss against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico, and tonight, they meet the Biancocelesti again in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals.

Talking about Juventus’ latest league loss on Sky Sport Italia, ex-Lazio keeper Marchegiani said: “That game was a tough one for Juve, and it had the worst possible outcome. They had nearly collected a point.”

Adam Marusic’s winner, in fact, came with the very last touch in the game, helping Igor Tudor win on his debut on the Lazio bench.

“What was even more surprising is that the team looked empty,” continued Marchegiani.

“Juventus used to have a different intensity and it feels strange that the problem is only physical because it is the team that played the least games. Look at Chiesa, he also looks empty,” concluded Marchegiani.

Juventus have been banned for one season in European competitions, so they only play in Serie A and Coppa Italia this term.

Chiesa has scored seven goals in 25 Serie A matches, but found the net only twice in 2024.

One thought on “Ex-Serie A keeper feels Juventus and Chiesa ‘look empty’”
  1. Calling Chiesa “star striker” is one of the most ridiculous things Football Italia’s ever done.

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