'They're too good': Other clubs can't compete with Juventus

It's getting to the point where other clubs are wondering why they even bother competing against Juventus.

Having already won seven straight Italian league titles, Juventus has reached another level this season with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

"You can't play against this Juve; they're too good," Udinese coach Julio Velazquez said after his squad played solidly but was still beaten 2-0 on Saturday. "We played well, at our maximum, but we were facing a squad that can win the Champions League."

Earlier in the season, retired Roma captain-turned-club officer Francesco Totti said that the best his squad could hope for was second place.

Two more wins and Juventus will match the Serie A record of 10 straight at the start of the season set by Roma in 2013-14.

"Let's not start talking about this stuff," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "Let's take it one at a time then we'll see."

Juventus beat second-place Napoli 3-1 last week and has scored five goals and conceded none while winning its opening two matches in the Champions League.

"It was important not to concede for a second straight match," Allegri said. "Now I would like to start a streak, because we always create something good in attack."

While Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic lead Juventus with four goals apiece in the league, other players are contributing in unexpected ways.

Fullback Joao Cancelo has dribbled past opponents 17 times this season to lead the league in that category. Midfielder Rodrigo Betancur's opener against Udinese made him Juve's ninth different scorer this season.

"I really appreciated the way the guys played tonight, especially the approach they had once we were leading 2-0," Allegri said. "We showed maturity and remained focused except in a couple instances, whereas against Napoli we were confused after Mario Rui's red card. Tactically this was our best match."