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Federico Chiesa’s return: Different impact on Juventus and National Team dynamics

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After a brief break due to injuries, Federico Chiesa roared back with two goals against North Macedonia, sparking discussions about his recent performances, especially with Juventus.

Let’s dive into the numbers to understand his influence both in the black and white stripes and the Italian national team jersey.

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Goal Drought at Juventus

Chiesa’s scoring clock for Juventus stopped ticking over two months ago, with his last Serie A goal coming on September 23 in a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo. The drought has raised questions about his form and contribution to the team’s attack.

Collective Success at Juventus

Despite Chiesa’s goal absence, Juventus has been successful collectively. The team boasts 11 different scorers in 12 matches, showcasing a shared responsibility for goal-scoring. This collective strength has kept Juventus in contention near the top of the standings.

National Team Turning Point

Chiesa’s return to the Italian national team marked a significant turning point. Before his brace against North Macedonia, his goal tally for the national team was relatively modest, with only five goals in 42 matches, the last of which was in June against the Netherlands.

Long-Awaited Double

The recent double against North Macedonia brought Chiesa back to the scoring sheet, ending a 983-day drought for celebrating a brace. The last time he achieved this feat was during the Champions League knockout against Porto in March 2021.

Differences in Playing Style

Chiesa’s approach on the field differs between Juventus and the National Team. With Juventus, he plays in a more attack-oriented system, often in the 4-3-3 formation.

In contrast, his role with the National Team, especially in Allegri’s 3-5-2, seems to focus more on connecting with teammates and adapting to the role of a pure forward.

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