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I love statistics, and my colleague Karl Matchett wrote a great article a few days ago ranking Europe's top defenses based on the numbers.
To find out where the Bianconeri rank, you'll have to click the link (and I suggest you do, as it's really a good article), but I'll give you a spoiler: they're not No. 1.
Statistics don't lie of course, and in that perspective he's 100 percent right.
But going off the eye test, the Bianconeri are my pick for the best defense in Europe.
The way they handled Lazio today was magnificent, and they were unfortunate enough to see their brilliant game go to waste due to the offense failing to score.
Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci form one of the best defensive partnerships I've ever seen, and they often sniff out attacks before they even come close to the penalty area, thanks to their great positioning.
Gianluigi Buffon is still a top goalkeeper, and Arturo Vidal is one of the best tackling midfielders in the world right now. The way he attacks the ball-handler is incredible, and his contributions defending the counter mask the only flaw this defense could possibly have: the lack of pace in the back three.
Add to that the defensive work of Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla, and you get the best defense in Europe right now.