Fiorentina and Juventus are both massive names of the Italian game but came into the third match of the 2019/20 Serie A season after very contrasting starts. Maurizio Sarri’s men were one of three sides to have a perfect record so far amassing six points, while Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina were yet to pick up a point, languishing near the bottom end of the table.

Both sides started this season with a similar ilk to how they ended last season. Fiorentina went on a massive streak of not winning a single match, while Juventus comfortably secured yet another Serie A title.

Fiorentina sat 16th in the Serie A ahead of this match, after disappointing defeats to Napoli and Genoa in their opening two fixtures. Juventus were third after narrowly beating Parma and beating Napoli in a dramatic match.  I Bianconeri welcomed Sarri to the sidelines for the first time after he was absent from the previous two games as he was still recovering from an illness.

In this tactical analysis, I’ll take a look at how Vincenzo Montella frustrated Juventus’s tactics and held them to a 0-0 draw, and how La Viola were unlucky to pick up all three points.

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