Juventus had a phenomenal bench for their opening Serie A match against Parma

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus have been extremely active in the summer transfer window, which is still open on the continent, in terms of incomings and outgoings.

The Italian champions saw legend Andrea Barzagli retire, Martin Caceres' loan ended and they sold Joao Cancelo to Manchester City, Leonardo Spinazzola and hot prospect Moise Kean.

Juve reacted to those departures by bringing in former Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt for around €75 million as well as Danilo, Merih Demiral, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey.

Ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is their new manager, Gonzalo Higuain and the iconic Gianluigi Buffon have returned to the club, and let's not forget they signed Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

Sarri's side kicked off the new Serie A season on Saturday when they travelled to Parma, and the bench they were able to name for the 1-0 win was nothing short of incredible.

Juve begin Serie A with win at Parma 

Juventus have won eight league titles in a row and the Old Lady began their quest for a ninth consecutive triumph with an away clash at Parma, who finished 14th last season.

The visitors' winning goal came in the 21st-minute from an unlikely source as captain Giorgio Chiellini redirected Alex Sandro's wayward shot on target and into the net.

Chiellini and Sandro celebrate the former's goal at Parma

Ronaldo had what he thought was a goal chalked off by VAR for a minimal offside, but arguably the most eye-catching aspect of the encounter was the strength of Juventus' bench.

Juve's ridiculous bench v Parma

In the Italian top flight, teams can have up to 12 substitutes on the bench (compared to seven in England), and Juve's was littered with stars at the Ennio Tardini.

Buffon and Carlo Pinsoglio were the reserve goalkeepers, while Danilo, Demiral and de Ligt - widely regarded as Europe's most promising centre-back - were back-up options in defence.

De Ligt looks on from the bench during Parma 0-1 Juventus

The midfield trio of Rabiot, Emre Can and Rodrigo Bentancur began on the bench too, as did Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi, Mario Mandzukic and the highly-rated Paulo Dybala.

Check out the graphic below, which highlights some of the top-class talent that weren't even in Juventus' starting XI at Parma:

Juventus fielded an amazing bench for the 1-0 win at Parma

Wojciech Szczesny, Leonardo Bonucci, Miralem Pjanic and Ronaldo were at the heart of Juve's starting line-up, but analysing their bench makes you ponder what they might achieve this term.

Another Serie A title already looks assured, so the focus for this star-studded squad could be on winning the Champions League for the first time since the 1995-96 campaign.

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