Dutch Eerste Divisie

Mandzukic again off form as Juve struggles to 1-0 win

MILAN (AP) It was meant to be the match where Mario Mandzukic showed he could be more than an understudy to Gonzalo Higuain this season.

Instead, the Croatia forward again appeared off form and disinterested as Juventus labored past Palermo 1-0 in Serie A on Saturday.

This was the first time the duo played together in a tactical experiment that appears to have failed. Juventus looked thoroughly unimpressive.