Juventus Crotone live score (and video online live stream*) starts on 22 Feb 2021 at 19:45 UTC time at Allianz Stadium stadium, Turin city, Italy in Serie A – Italy. Here on SofaScore livescore you can find all Juventus vs Crotone previous results sorted by their H2H matches. Links to Juventus vs. Crotone video highlights are collected in the Media tab for the most popular matches as soon as video appear on video hosting sites like Youtube or Dailymotion. We’re not responsible for any video content, please contact video file owners or hosters for any legal complaints.
Start date: 23 Feb 2021 01:45
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Referee: Valerio Marini, Italy
In most seasons, seeing the team that is sitting dead last in the Serie A table would be a welcome sight for a lot of us here. It’s what you want to see. It’s going to bring a smile to your face — especially when you see that said team sitting dead last in the table is allowing over two goals a game and has only won once in nearly two months.
But this is the Juventus season where logic and reason is thrown out the door.
And it’s a Juventus season where they’ve already dropped points against said team sitting at the bottom of the Serie A table.
So, after two pretty dejecting losses that have been filled with frustration and “What if” moments, Juventus enters this meeting on Monday night against the worst team currently going in Serie A, Crotone, in desperate need of some good things going their way. In “normal” times, that would be great news and we might be sitting here expecting Juventus to rotate the squad and then subsequently still run away from a Crotone-like squad on their way to another three points. But in these times, Juventus has already dropped points against Crotone once and enter this game with what feels like an entire starting lineup worth of players out due to injury or suspension.
At that time, we could play the card of “It’s early, there’s plenty of time for things to turn in Juve’s favor, it’s only a couple of games into the season so don’t overreact.” We could preach patience and it totally made sense. When Juventus played out a 1-1 draw to Crotone earlier this season, it was five days before my birthday in October. It was the third-ever league game that Andrea Pirlo had coached. We knew things would take time to click just because things were so new and they were all of about two months into Pirlo being on the job.
But now, as we get ready for March to arrive in less than a week, time is not Juventus’ friend. Or maybe not even anything close to it.
With Inter’s win in the Milan derby on Sunday, Juventus enters the game against Crotone 11 points off the Serie A lead. That means, if there is the same kind of outcome against Crotone on Monday as there was on Oct. 17, then Juve’s going into their final game of February trailing by double digits AND on the brink of dropping out of the top six.
That’s not exactly what we drew up when we preached patience, but here we are. This is the situation that Juventus find themselves in, and one they have to attempt to work their way out of as crunch time on the schedule arrives.
Juventus’ opponents Monday night are not good. They’re the only Serie A club to allow over 50 goals this season. They have three wins all season, which is less than what Juve has recorded in 2021 alone. They were expected to be a relegation battler the first time Juventus season, and now they are most definitely a relegation battler, looking more and more like Serie B is in their future unless something quickly changes in their favor.
Most of the time, you’d want Juventus to take out their frustration against a team in that kind of situation.
But with the situation Juventus finds themselves, any more dropped points might as well officially declare that the Scudetto chase is over. It doesn’t matter about the game in hand or the fact they still have games against everybody in front of them not named Roma. Dropping points against Crotone for a second time this season would just be another sign that this season just isn’t meant to be and that somebody other than Juventus will be celebrating the Serie A title come the end of May.
If Juventus want to even have a chance, though, then the turnaround will have to start now. Or, at least a return to winning. Compared to the last couple of games, that would be a change for the better at the very least.