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We played a total of 39 Serie A matches in the year 2005 (second half of season 04/05 and first part of this season) and conceded 27 goals. Juventus conceded two more goals , 29, in 39 matches played in 05.
04/05 -> 13 goals conceded in 22 matches. Starting from Livorno 0-2 Inter on the 6th of January 2005 untill the last match of the season, a 0-0 draw at home against Reggina.
05/06 -> 14 goals conceded in 17 matches. Starting from Inter 3-0 Treviso on the 28th of August 2005 untill the latest match played in 2005, a 4-1 win against Empoli on the 21st of December.
This shows the great efforts made by Mancini and the boys. We had a slow start to last season where the results didn't arrive ( draw, draw, draw, draw... ) and the goals didn't seem to stop going into our net, but numbers clearly indicate that we're improving in that all important aspect of football. Of the 14 goals conceded in Serie A this season, 10 were conceded when we didn't have Javier Zanetti on the pitch , which forced us to try both Ze Maria (was a disaster in Palermo) and Cordoba in his position. Samuel is a great player, but even great players need some time to adapt to new surroundings. He was suspended for the first three Serie A matches which made the process of "adaptation" all the more difficult, but at the moment he's doing his job well for us.
Now that the backline is settled and conceding less goals , lets hope we don't lose any of the four starting defenders (Favalli - Samuel - Cordoba - Zanetti) for a long period of time like what happened with Il Capitano.
FORZA RAGAZZI Keep up the good work.