Juventus did the bare minimum to win their ninth straight Scudetto in a transitional season under Maurizio Sarri, despite a series of setbacks, writes Livio Caferoglu.
Juve do just enough
On the surface, Juventus had a successful season, as they won their ninth straight Scudetto. Yet go deeper and you’ll find that only told part of the story. Some would argue they performed admirably, adapting quickly to new boss Maurizio Sarri and his methods. Others thought they were lucky to retain their Serie A crown, capitalising on their rivals’ inability to put up a proper title challenge. Either way, fears of a transitional campaign were allayed, even if it took them 36 matchdays to be reconfirmed as champions.