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Tactical analysis Juventus - Inter 1-0 Serie A

Inter had the better of the chances, Juventus went home with all three points. Both sides initially had issues in their pressing, and both managers changed shape in response. Inter were made to regret their misses as Mario Mandzukic headed Juventus in front. Subsequently, Allegri shut up shop and Juventus secured their clean sheet. Tactical […]

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Fiorentina Juventus tactics

League leaders Juventus had very few obstacles to hurdle in order to claim their joint-biggest Serie A win of the season. The fluidity of Juve’s possession shape often cracked open Fiorentina’s man-marking approach, whilst their diamond defensive setup also stifled their opponents’ build-up. Tactical analysis by Peter M.  Despite drawing their previous five matches, Stefano […]

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Tactical analysis Juventus Valencia 1-0

Breaking into Valencia’s defense is not an easy task, but once Juventus got an opening goal, the match never seemed out of control for them. Thanks to their controlled possession and great defensive organization, Juventus saw the match out with minimal effort as they cruised towards Champions League knockout phase qualification. Tactical analysis and match […]

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AC Milan’s manager Gennaro Gattuso stated prior to the match, that “a draw against Juventus would probably do”, that Leonardo Bonucci would be “the one to close down” and that Gonzalo Higuaín would need to “stay calm, because he gets irritated easily”. It did not quite go Gattuso’s way, as his defensive approach backfired within […]

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Juventus Manchester United

The free-roaming forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala never gave United’s midfield a moment’s rest, whilst the ever-brilliant Rodrigo Bentancur continued to shine, this time in a more rigid, advanced role. Despite their dominance, in the most un-Juventus of ways, Max Allegri’s side managed to surrender their one-goal lead inside the final ten minutes to […]

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Despite all the pre-printed headlines of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, Paolo Dybala was the standout performer in this match. Juventus manager Max Allegri put on a clinic in a cruelly comfortable win for Juventus. Their domination of the ball and control of central areas never gave United a moment’s rest, as the movements […]

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