Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has enjoyed a successful start to life in Turin.
The Old Lady are yet to be beaten in either Serie A or the Champions League, sitting at the top of both their respective tables.
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A last-minute winner from Douglas Costa ensured their passage to the knockout phase against Lokomotiv Moscow.
One concerning aspect of their season has been the form of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has dipped below his usually outrageous standards.
The Portuguese has scored just six goals in 14 appearances this season and appeared to react badly to being substituted by Sarri during the win over AC Milan.
A long-term injury to Giorgio Chiellini hasn’t helped matters, nor has the slow start for Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt.
With a club like Juventus, Sarri will truly be tested when it comes to the back end of the season, where all the titles are decided.
While Juventus have dominated in Italy, they’ve struggled to conquer Europe, something the Italian will want to change this campaign.
Here’s how some fans rated his season so far after being asked to give a rating out of 10:
6.5 – given incomplete is not an option, this is a fair rating. The results are there, but Juve did not move on from Allegri because he was losing games. There was an expectation of something more and that has been absent thus far. I think systemic changes take time, not worried
— Francesco LoCoco (@chescol2005) November 13, 2019
4. Can’t argue with results. Can’t blame Sarri for this weak MF. But we’re still far from showing Sarriball, miss too much in front of the goal, Ronaldo’s out of form and we’re very vulnerable defensively. Things will gel in time, but so far there’s a LOT to improve.
— Tzvi Vaknin (@tzvikmister) November 12, 2019
8.5 – Results speak for themselves, losing Chiellini and having an out of form CR7 is very unfortunate. He’s still managing to get wins. Also I love him for the revival of La Joya and Pipita. Given the time he has had with the results we’ve achieved .. 👏🏻
— Steve Coleiro (@SteveColeiro) November 12, 2019
6 or 7
Sarri hasn’t done much but use the bench to his success.
He needs to find a mix of his actual starting lineup and how to get the best out of his midfield to do what he wants
— BigJMan88 (@JarrettSpence3) November 13, 2019
But I believe that when we settle, we will be at an elite level. Fino alle fine
— Zach Sciberras (@ZachScibi1) November 12, 2019
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