Real Madrid Use The Flanks To Claim Champions League Crown Against Juventus

Real Madrid opened the scoring in last weekend’s UEFA Champions League final, played against Juventus, with a lovely piece of play. They moved forward at pace along the left-hand side, through the swift passing of Modric and Kroos. Benzema then took possession in a true centre-forward position, at which point he slid the ball wide […]

3 Key Things from Juventus-Monaco

Juventus travelled to Monaco for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, and they did exactly what their coach, Max Allegri, would’ve wanted. The Bianconeri controlled the ball for the first half-hour, scored an away goal and then settled into a more defensive shape to lessen Monaco’s threat in transition. In many ways, […]

Juventus and Sampdoria Prepared for their Next Round of Fixtures after Top Tactical Encounter

Juventus retained their lead at the top of Serie A last matchday, claiming a hard-fought 1-0 win against Sampdoria. The club’s manager, Max Allegri, warned against complacency prior to the match, and even went so far as to argue that the players might find their upcoming UEFA Champions League tie against Barcelona easier to handle. […]

Alex Sandro Preparing Well Ahead of Big Season with Juventus

During Juventus’ recent pre-season friendly against Melbourne Victory, Alex Sandro only played the opening 45 minutes. The exercise was all about regaining the fitness necessary to compete in the upcoming domestic and European campaigns, so the Brazilian didn’t get a lot of time to show the 23,174 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground what he […]

Paulo Dybala On The Way To Emulating Carlos Tevez at Juventus

Back in October, Paulo Dybala scored a cracking goal against Atalanta. He received a pass from Paul Pogba, took a single touch to place the ball out in front of him and, after steadying himself, produced a swerving shot to beat Marco Sportiello in the opposition goal. It was a wonderful example of his exceptional […]

Napoli’s Defensive Intensity Takes Them to Victory against Subdued Juventus

Prior to formally launching his career as a football coach, Maurizio Sarri worked in a bank while studying economics. Eventually he decided to give up on his corporate endeavours in order to focus on coaching full-time, but even now, as the manager of Napoli, Sarri still spends much of his time studying. These days, though, […]

Andres Iniesta’s Incredible Night in Berlin Shows Why He’s Still A Master of his Craft

What a night it was for Andres Iniesta. He was the man of the match in Barcelona’s 3-1 Champions League triumph vs Juventus, which, in the process, saw him take home his second treble and fourth Champions League title with the club. A glorious night indeed. An overjoyed Iniesta spoke of his delight after the […]

Tevez Thrives in Between the Lines against Real Madrid

Just as they had a few weeks previous, following their beloved Bianconeri’s 1-0 Champions League quarter-final win over Monaco, the fans at Juventus Stadium roared with approval and, above all, went home happy. They had just watched their heroes claim victory over the reigning European champions, Real Madrid, by a scoreline of two goals to […]

Despite Win, Juventus Need to be Wary of Monaco’s Speed in Transition

As the full-time whistle sounded, the fans at Juventus Stadium were happy. Their beloved Bianconeri had just claimed a 1-0 win over Monaco, in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, and as they gazed down from the steep stands to watch their idols shake hands with the opposition, there was a sense that […]