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Marchisio is returning to form.
Last season, Antonio Conte's men didn't lose a single game on their way to the Serie A title. It was an incredible performance from a team that could be described as solid, organised and hard-working.
This year's team is different. It's still as solid and organised as last year, but there's a certain flair and vigour that last year's team was lacking.
With the addition of Kwadwo Asamoah and Sebastian Giovinco, Juventus are far more explosive. Arturo Vidal has developed into a better overall player, and Andrea Pirlo has a better grasp of the system he's running.
Even Claudio Marchisio, who was suffering a bit of a slump in recent weeks, seems to be turning the corner and on his way to the level he was playing at at the start of the season.
The biggest knock on the Bianconeri last year was their inability to put teams away. They drew 15 games all season and nearly lost the title to Milan because of it.
Not this year, though. Juventus are finding ways to win the difficult games and are able to hold off comeback attempts by pesky opponents.
Through 16 games, they already have 12 wins and only two draws.
The Serie A looks to be very competitive this season, with teams like Inter Milan and Napoli playing some incredible football, and I would advise fans to watch both teams take on each other later tonight.
But even with Inter and Napoli elevating their game, Juventus remain the team to beat around Italy. And that feat has not become any easier in 2012-2013.