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, […]