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PLAYER OF THE MONTH MARCH: ADRIEN RABIOT

Anger, despair, humiliation … there are many words that can describe Juventini’s March sentiments, but no single word can describe it through and through. In a month that the Bianconeri actually had the opportunity to come back for Scudetto and CL talks, they threw it all away. Despite a disastrous first leg in Portugal, almost no one really believed that Juventus was going to be eliminated in the round of 16 again, this time vs Porto, but the unthinkable happened and a collection of 3 individual errors gifted the dragons 3 goals which were enough to send the old lady home. In Serie A after 3 strong victories, after Inter got one of their games postponed, a badly timed defeat vs Benevento, of all teams, shattered the fans’ scudetto delusions.


Juventus took part in 5 games in March, 4 Serie A games plus 1 UCL clash. The result was 4 wins and 1 defeat. The win vs Porto was a win but in aggregate it was a draw but due to the away goal rule, it was technically a defeat.

In these 5 games, Juventus scored 3 in each of the first 4 of them, with being unable to open the account vs Benevento which collectively makes it 12 goals in 5 games. At the other end of the pitch, Juve was not as good, and that’s where the problems lie. The mighty Bianconeri conceded 5 goals and kept a clean sheet on only one occasion. The disappointing part is 4 of those 5 goals came from individual mistakes.


Ronaldo with 4 goals, which 3 of them came vs Cagliari, was our best scorer while Morata and Chiesa each scored 3. Adrien Rabiot scored the remaining 2. In terms of assists, Fede Bernardeschi with 3 assists sits on the top of the table, followed by Chiesa and Cuadrado with 2 assists.


For the best players of the month, we have Federico Chiesa, as per usual, Adrien Rabiot and Alex Sandro.

As usual, Alex Sandro couldn’t stay fit for the entire duration of the month but in the games he played, he was a big help for the team. Versus Spezia and Lazio he played as a center back, filling in for the injured defenders. To be fair, the job he did as a CB was perfect and it couldn’t be noticed that he isn’t actually a CB. He is doing great and there is nothing to add.


The interesting part about his game as he showed he has the potential to become a ball-playing CB or LCB, someone like David Alaba in Bayern Munich. In the next two games, he went back to his natural position, playing an actual blameless game vs Porto and a respectable 30 minutes vs Cagliari till his injury. In a normal month, he wouldn’t be considered a top-3 of the month with an ordinary performance like this, but considering how bad others were, Sandro was easily a top 3.