Massimiliano Allegri claims that goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was a major factor in the club’s victory over AC Milan during the weekend.
A 2-1 win for the table leaders kept their amazing run going. There was a danger of Milan either drawing or even winning the game had it not been for Buffon. Juventus have dropped only two points since the end of October. It remains as one of the finest runs seen throughout Europe this season. Even Spanish club Barcelona cannot claim to have a better points return during this period.
Defender Alex opened scoring after just 18 minutes before Milan. Juventus have been trailing in some games during this amazing run, but there was a real threat of dropping points after a long time. This would have been catastrophic at a time when Napoli were just beaten. Juventus were in position to move closer towards the league title with a victory against Milan. This was made possible of the former Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandžukić came up with a leveller just nine minutes later. Paul Pogba, who continues to be linked with the best clubs in the world, secured the winner with his seventh goal of the league campaign.
Buffon was one of the best players on the pitch despite conceding the goal."We didn't start brilliantly but picked up after Milan went in front. Credit to theRossoneri for the way they played.We've now got time to rest up ahead of the three games in seven days that begin with Palermo.We've still got a long way to go until the Scudetto is won. We need to keep going.Tonight's victory is an important step in our hunt for a fifth consecutive title," said Allegri. Napoli suffered a 2-0 loss – their second in the last three games – against Inter Milan.