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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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