They weren’t able to go beyond the Champions League round of 16, but Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus is still one of the most interesting teams at the moment.
In the top spot of the league after a comeback built on 19 wins and a draw, protagonist of a new undefeated streak record in Serie A (973’) and exciting to watch on a tactical level as well.
If the first post-Conte year had a squad capable of going from 3-5-2 to 4-3-1-2, the second year with Allegri as coach resulted in a line-up that is able to slide between two formations depending on the phase of the match.
What does it mean to change formation during the course of the game and what advantages does it provide?
Let’s try to understand it by looking at the Italian examples of Juventus and Fiorentina.