Italian Serie A giants Juventus will welcome European champions Chelsea to the Allianz stadium in Turin in their Matchday Two encounter in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. The tie between the Bianconeri and the Blues promises to be a mouthwatering contest as the Champions League continues with all it's unexpected drama.
With two draws and two losses from 4 Serie A games, Juventus have proven that they are desperately in need of a target man at the moment. Juventus have lost to both Empoli and Napoli in this Series A season with a one goal difference and their strikers, Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernadeschi are not really in top form at the moment.
Chelsea got their first Champions League defeat of the season as they failed to win Max Allegri's side. Chelsea had more of the ball possessions but failed to create better chances of scoring in the match. Max Allegri side capitalized from the big chance they had in the opening minutes of the second half.
Juventus won Spezia in today's Italian Serie A match, it was their first win of the season season. After five league games Massimiliano Allegri finally got his first league win on his return to Juventus. Juventus turned things around against Spezia who were initially in the lead.
The Italian based club Juventus extended their winless run to three matches as they suffered a 2 - 1 loss to league leaders Napoli. The Turin based club were shambolic all through the match as they suffered their second consecutive loss of the season. Credit: Google The Juventus Superstars which include Chellini, Bonucci, Locatelli, Rabiot and Alvaro Morata were all shambolic in today's encounter.
By the time Manchester United's £25m or so was in Juventus's account, there wasn't really much time left to find a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. But perhaps if there had have been though, the Old Lady still wouldn't have bothered. After all, Real Madrid didn't.
When Juventus travels to Malmo on Tuesday, they will be under pressure to win their first UEFA Champions League encounter of the season. Three games into the season, the Bianconeri have yet to win a Serie A match, drawing once and losing twice. The bad run follows Cristiano Ronaldo's departure in the summer, when Andrea Pirlo was replaced as manager by Max Allegri.
Ahead of tomorrow's match against Chelsea, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri held a press conference today. We could picked out two things he revealed about Chelsea that are true. Massimiliano Allegri mentioned the players available to face Chelsea and those that will be unavailable, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata are already out of the squad after they picked up an injury in their last match.
Over the weekend Juventus suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of newly promoted side Empoli. Ahead of the game Juventus were rocked by the news of Cristiano Ronaldo's exit from the club. Having spent the last three seasons at Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to call it quits with his time in Italy, he rejoined Manchester United the club where he first made a name for himself.
Max Allegri has started the league the same manner he started in the 2015/2016 season, having won none of his first three league matches this new season. Juventus started the 2015/2016 Serie A season under Max Allegri with a 0-1 home loss to Udinese, followed by a 2-1 loss at Stadio Olimpico and a 1-1 draw with Chievo, in the opening three league matches.
The Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League is set to return this midweek and the thirty-two teams in the competition are set to feature against themselves this midweek. The Top European club which include Juventus, Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Paris Saint Germain, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and other clubs have all known their respective opponents for this midweek.
The Italian giants Juventus began their UCL campaign on a winning note as they got an emphatic 3 - 0 win over Swedish side Malmo. The Turin based club Juventus were dominant all through the match as they recorded all the maximum three points in their crucial UCL encounter.
Juventus were in action today as they did extremely well to defeat Sampodria 3-2 at the Allianz Stadium courtesy of goals from Paulo Dybala, Leandro Bonnucci and Manuel Locatelli. Despite their impressive win at home today, they suffered two casualties as Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala picked up severe injuries in the clash.
Cristiano Ronaldo has played in all of Manchester United games since he joined the club this season from Juventus. Juventus new manager, Max Allegri openly admitted that he doesn't need Cristiano Ronaldo in his team and that prompted the Portugese striker to start looking for alternatives before finally settling down with Manchester United.
If you watched the UEFA Champions League match between Chelsea and Juventus, you will realize that Max Allegri used similar tactics Pep Guardiola used in defeating Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend. Does this means that Thomas Tuchel has been discovered? Since joining the blues last season, the German coach has so far turned Chelsea into a team which is difficult to play against.
Juventus began their post Ronaldo era with a loss at home to Empoli last weekend, meaning Juventus are without a win in their first two matches of the season. Juventus saw their most important player in recent seasons, Cristiano Ronaldo, depart them for a return to Old trafford last week and they obviously struggled to play without the 5 times Balon d'or winner as they lost in front of the fans.
All parties are happy-ish. Ronaldo left because Max Allegri laid down the law and made it clear that the club would no longer revolve around Cristiano, both on and off the field. Benching him for the first game was the final straw. Unfortunately, the Ronaldo investment was a huge mistake for Juve.
Fresh from their UEFA Champions league second group match win over Chelsea, the Zebras are gradually bonding under Max Allegri after a shaky start to the new Serie A season. Three consecutive wins in all competitions is a great response, but on Saturday they visit a Torino side that started the season in an almost same fashion as them, in the first Turin derby of the season.
The attacking department of the Juventus squad needs quality additions this winter. The reports in England suggested that Juventus are preparing offer for Alexandre Lacazette. He has been subject to interest from various European clubs. Arsenal spent 53 million euros to sign the France international from Lyon in the summer of 2017.
The Champions League is a league where the best of the best competes against each other to know who is supreme. Juventus takes on Chelsea tonight and it promises to be a very entertaining match between the Italian and English heavyweight. Ahead of the game, Juventus head coach, Max Allegri have suggested that his Juve side will be casting all their nets in the water when they face Chelsea later this evening.