The numbers behind Juve’s crisis: Allegri trails Pirlo and Sarri

by | Oct 28, 2021 17:35

Max Allegri has picked up five points less than Andrea Pirlo after 10 Serie A games, as Juventus’ struggles continued with a 2-1 loss to Sassuolo on Wednesday.

Juventus suffered their first defeat in 10 games across all competitions when Maxime Lopez scored the winner for the Neroverdi in stoppages on Wednesday night.

Allegri explains Juventus defeat: ‘Never again’

The poor start to the new campaign continues to haunt Allegri, even if the Old Lady seemed to have recovered with a series of positive results in Europe and domestically.

The defeat to Alessio Dionisi’s men was the Bianconeri’s third in Serie A this term, while three of the other seven have ended in draws, including stalemates against Milan and Inter.

Andrea Pirlo was sacked by Juventus after a difficult 2020-21 but picked up the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia in his first season as a coach.

But the performances in the Champions League and the fourth place in Serie A was not enough for the former midfielder to keep his job at the Allianz Stadium.

Allegri under pressure after Juventus defeat

Allegri was brought in to replace the World Cup winner, without succeeding to improve the results immediately.

In fact, Allegri has picked up five points less than Pirlo after 10 league games and sit 11 points behind Maurizio Sarri’s return after as many games in 2019-20, when Juventus last won the Scudetto.

Juventus sit seventh in the League and are 13 points behind leaders Milan ahead of Week 11 and no teams have ever come back to win the Scudetto from such a significant gap after 10 games.

Pirlo’s men were third with five points more and six behind the top spot in 2020-21, while Sarri’s men were first after 10 rounds of fixtures in 2019-20.


  1. Pele

    Never liked the bloke never thought he was any good even in his heyday ,
    is it only Juve hierarchy that can’t see this
    So it serves them right should have given Pirlo at least another year.

  2. Andy

    Don’t worry they’ll fix games in the second half of the season to make it to the CL

  3. Chris

    The hypocrisy is amazing. There is a clown called EL CID who blows like the wind and now says he is being bullied by a 7 year old, when he should as well as the other fans be concentrating on the dire situation they face. Let us be honest this bloke is a horrendous coach but he is on a 4 year deal. I do not think that Juventus can afford to sack and pay another coach on that figure whilst hiring another trainer. You reap what you sow and I have stated all along that this project will take 5-6 years. Inter Milan and the other teams have gotten much better and credit to them as Serie a should not be a Bundesliga style league where only one team can and always wins.

  4. SL

    I think the organization and fans need to be a bit objective, sit back and actually look at the pieces of this club. They have a mediocre goaltender, an aging and inconsistent defense , a mish mosh midfield and a joke for strikers…the only class on this team is on the wings and dybala.
    Doesnt really matter who is coaching…they need to admit that they are rebuilding and this is not a championship team.

  5. Jon

    This could the second coming of Man Utd, sporadic moments and perhaps not able to win another league title for a very long time. Football comes in cycles and Juventus fans should not complain as they have dominated that league for nearly a decade. This could be blessing in disguise for Chiesa, De Ligt and Kulusevski. I do not even think that 4th place is possible as they are too inconsistent and other clubs are already pulling away a bit. Those youngsters would be better served by going to a bigger league / club where they can raise their game to the next level with a proper coach in touch with modern fast moving football. Kulu is the best example of a player in need of a change of scenery.

  6. Eddie

    Hellas Verona will add to the misery. They are at home, in form and a tricky ground to play at. Now is the best time to go and put money on a Juventus defeat and cash in. Allegri you sir are a genius and making me very happy with my bets. Keep up the bad work and make me more money.

  7. EL CID

    I think the clown is you Chris. You are so obsessed with me. You’re not that pathetic guy who impersonating me, are you?

  8. Chris

    That is the problem with you CID. You post dumb comments or remarks that differ on a daily basis much like Allegri tinkering with his formation every week. Stick to the football mate and not the rants. Everyone is entitled to their own view. I think Juventus are a great club. Not a supporter, but so called fans like you need to stick with the team through better or worse. I am sure Juventus will win again but it will take 5-6 years. Their finances are limited, they cannot seem to get rid of the dead wood and the prospect of no European football (CL) will limit them further in terms of recruitment.

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