But, as they say on the stage, the show must go on. So, even with Andrea Pirlo’s squad full of players who are not regularly part of the Juventus senior team, they take the field tonight against a Spezia side that has been one of Serie A’s feel-good stories and has already beaten one of Italy’s top teams all of a few weeks ago. Juventus, on the other hand, comes in on the back of another disappointing result, which has essentially put the club’s chances of winning a 10th straight league title on life support.
If Juventus didn’t need to essentially win out the rest of the 2020-21 season to overcome the hole they’ve dug themselves in Serie A before, they most certainly do now.
Even then, the feeling amongst many is that it’s becoming too late for Juventus players and coaches alike to overturn the deficit they are currently looking at. Cristiano Ronaldo played tonight his 600th league game. Bottomless.
Álvaro Morata has found the net just 60 seconds after coming from the bench in #JuveSpezia: it is the fastest goal scored by a substitute player for Juventus in Serie A this season. Impetuous.