A variety of injuries, combined with mediocre performances from fit players who are usually quality led to Juventus losing 2-1 to a Palermo side who, despite not creating many chances at all in the second half, were able to come away with all three points thanks to some quality finishing in the first 20 minutes of the game. Javier Pastore and Fabrizio Miccoli combined for a great first goal, while Giulio Migliaccio added an impressive second. Claudio Marchisio brought one back for the visitors, but his 36th minute score would be the last goal of the match.
Juventus have had a crisis at the striker position, and Alessandro Matri didn't exactly cure it in his first appearance in a Juventus shirt. However, it would be difficult to argue that he was not an improvement over Amauri, who was absolutely horrid in his last handful of performances for Juve before moving on loan to Parma. If Juventus are to push on for a Champions League place, they will need Matri to contribute more than he did today.
Palermo are on the move up the table, and they currently sit in sixth place. They're two points behind a Champions League place, thanks to Roma's draw today.