Juventus are not the only side without a star striker, but they are the only team who have no one to play in the middle of the park.

The team’s talisman, Arturo Vidal, has missed a number of matches with a hamstring injury and it looks as though his move to Manchester United is now over.

The club will have to rely on the Uruguayan striker, who has scored a hat-trick in Serie A this season, if they are to make the title race a serious one.

Vidal has scored two goals in his last two matches against Juventus, and while his performance at the Stadio Olimpico is not as spectacular as the two goals he netted in a 3-0 victory over Sassuolo, it does show that he is a quality signing for the club.

His strike in the 8-2 win over Lazio is the only goal scored in the Champions League, and it is a result that Juventus can point to in their search for a marquee striker.

The other key player is Juventus’ attacking midfielder, Andrea Pirlo.

The 29-year-old has scored 11 goals in 28 Serie A appearances this season and he has been instrumental in the club’s run to the top of the table.

Pirla has a goal every 12.8 minutes in Serie B and has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester City.