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Notes on Juventus 2-1 Tottenham (pre-season)

Some tactical notes on Juventus and Tottenham’s pre-season friendly meeting. Juventus won 2-1 thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala and Mehdi Benatia. (more…)

Leonardo Bonucci: The Soldier

Being confronted by an armed robber is the type of occurrence that generally offers only negative outcomes. Rationally, with the alternative being hurt or even killed, the immediate reaction would be to hand over whatever is asked for, without question. It’s the sort of traumatising experience that would seem impossible to prepare for, unimaginably difficult to deal with. The notion of confronting the robber wouldn’t cross the minds of most, yet this is exactly what Leonardo Bonucci did. (more…)

Juventus 1-0 Napoli: Little To Separate Two Sound Defences

Juventus hosted Napoli last Saturday night in what amounted to a crucial clash of Scudetto contenders. Going into the match, Napoli topped Serie A on 56 points, while Juventus sat just below them on 54. The most important news in the lead-up to this game was that Giorgio Chiellini would be out through injury. The left-sided centre-back is not only vital to Juventus’ defensive line but also to their possession game. Hence, his absence was agonised over. (more…)

Juventus vs. Napoli: Daniele Rugani Pass

Massimiliano Allegri had doubts about including Daniele Rugani prior to Juventus’ hosting Napoli on Saturday night. He shouldn’t have been concerned. (more…)

Juventus, Cuadrado And The Case For 3-5-2

A fourth consecutive Scudetto; a Coppa Italia success to achieve a league and cup double for the first time in 20 years; a Champions League final. Massimiliano Allegri packed a lot into his first season at the Juventus helm. Still, football is fickle and just weeks into the 2015/16 season he was being questioned not only by those on the outside of the club looking in, but by those in the stands who had been in delirium not so long ago. (more…)

2015/16 Scudetto Race: Juventus

When Antonio Conte left his post as Juventus coach last July, the general feeling was that the Bianconeri’s period of dominance was coming to an end. Roma and Napoli were gunning for them, while Conte’s replacement, Massimiliano Allegri, had eggs thrown at his car by Juventus fans who were upset at his appointment. After three consecutive Scudetti, it felt as if change was afoot at the top of Serie A. But fast forward one year and nothing had changed; Juventus were Italian champions once again. If anything, they had improved under Allegri’s guidance, as they also won the Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League final. (more…)

Pre-Season Q&A: Juventus With Adam Digby

Pre-season is a time of reflection, an opportunity for teams to recalibrate and consolidate on the back of the previous year. Players will be bought and sold in an attempt to strengthen, while coaches and sporting directors will also take the chance to flit about. The level of rumour can drive a person insane, though it can also make for interesting discussion. (more…)

A Tactical History Of Juventus In The Champions League Final

Ahead of Juventus’s enticing Champions League final clash with Barcelona this Saturday, Tactical Calcio takes a look back at the Bianconeri’s past final experiences from a tactical perspective. Here, in the second of a two-part series, we assess their performances in previous Champions League finals. (more…)

Champions League: Juventus And Barcelona Set For Fascinating Tactical Showdown

In one corner, the champions of Spain, and in the other, the champions of Italy. It seems appropriate that this year’s Champions League final in Berlin be contested by two newly-crowned domestic kings, intent on adding the last piece of the jigsaw to what has been an excellent campaign for both Barcelona and Juventus. It is a showdown, the magnum opus of European football that promises to serve up one of the most intriguing tactical battles in recent times. (more…)

A Tactical History Of Juventus In The European Cup Final

Ahead of Juventus’s enticing Champions League final clash with Barcelona this Saturday, Tactical Calcio takes a look back at the Bianconeri’s past final experiences from a tactical perspective. Here, in the first of a two-part series, we begin in simpler times long before the competition’s re-branding, when Europe’s elite club competition was known as the European Cup. (more…)