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A heavyweight cup final clash on paper lived up to the billing. Six goals ebbed and flowed between two outfits whose changes shifted and decided the dynamic of a symbolic outcome. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. In an attempt to revive their old status, Juventus turned to the familiar face of Massimiliano […]

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Villarreal Juventus 1-1 Champions League

In their first UEFA Champions League knockout round appearance for well over a decade, Villarreal hosted Juventus, who have repeatedly disappointed in the competition of late. Both sides would have given themselves a decent chance to progress to the quarterfinals, but after the 1-1 draw in the first leg, Villarreal must feel that they have […]

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What ensued here in Rome can only be described as chaos. Seven goals, some spectacular and some scruffy, punctuated by a stunning seven-minute comeback to thrill onlookers. Structural aspects came into play given matching tactical shapes but the rapid-fire scoring and late penalty drama stole the show, much to the dismay of José Mourinho.  Tactical […]

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If there was ever an environment to test Juventus’ possessional issues, it was the chaos created by Atalanta’s man-marking approach. Despite second-half improvements off the back of fleeting first-half quality, Juventus faltered in a performance littered with individual errors. One such error was ruthlessly punished by Atalanta, as the rollercoaster that has been Allegri’s second […]

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Hosting their massive rivals, Internazionale caused structural issues for the Juventus’ 4-4-2 defensive shape as they troubled their visitors on the flanks. Juve’s struggles going forward continued as the attacking players barely connected or disrupted the five-man Inter backline for most of the game. Their search for an equalizer looked likely to end without success […]

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The momentum-building Juventus hosted a lively Roma side, with the teams’ structures giving Juventus an attacking advantage out wide. Although they did not frequently capitalize on this, their wide play led to the game’s only goal. Roma were spearheaded by the involved Abraham but only manufactured few high-quality open-play chances while looking the brighter side. […]

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