It was not a good evening for Juventus on Monday and Empoli’s Liam Henderson rubbed salt into the wound by hilariously mocking striker Dusan Vlahovic.
As far as Mondays go it was the Mondayest of them all for the Old Lady, who were hit with a points deduction in Serie A for the second time.
At least Max Allegri’s side had the chance to go back up to fifth just hours after the announcement as they took on mid table Empoli at the Carlo Castellani Stadium.
The visitors would have been heavy favourites but unfortunately for them it didn’t play out like that with the hosts running out 4-1 winners.
They ran out to a three goal lead at the start of the second half and kept that until late on when Federico Chiesa pulled one back, only for Roberto Piccoli to score again.
The embarrassment didn’t stop there though, with the Blues Scottish star Henderson mocking Juve striker Vlahovic by quite openly questioning the forward’s €80 million price tag.
Vlahovic has only been with the Turin giants for 16 months, after joining them from Fiorentina in January 2022 for the massive transfer fee.
Things haven’t gone well for the Serbia striker who’d scored 17 goals in 21 appearances in Florence at the start of that season before moving.
He scored seven in 15 at the back end of the campaign for Allegri’s side but has only notched 10 in 27 this season and hasn’t lived up to his price tag.
If Juventus miss out on the Champions League next season then he may well be the one calling north London to see if a deal can be done.
With just two games left of the season, the team need to win both games and hope AC Milan, Atalanta or Roma don’t do the same in order to finish fourth.