Serie A Team Review: Juventus

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Updated: August 4, 2014
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Recap

The 2013/ 2014 season witnessed Juventus reaped the rewards of appointing Antonio Conte three (3) years ago. The squad has successfully defended its title for the third time. Likewise, it has accumulated 102 points and recorded a 17-point lead—the biggest lead that it has achieved since Conte’s appointment, against their closest rival, AS Roma.

 

The Bianconeri also featured in the Champions League, but exited during the Group Stage. It soon found itself playing in the Europa League and was pitted as the heavy favorite of online betting sites to clinch the title. Unfortunately, a face-off against Benfica eliminated the club from the international tournament.
Despite the disappointing loss, Juventus’ overall performance was worthy of plaudits and recognition. It was their best season. The club does not have to exert more effort in proving its worth. Perhaps, the biggest question that the team and its supporters have to is how far they would go now that Conte left the club.

 

Match to remember

Juventus and Fiorentina’s long-time rift has been one of the most watched rivalries in Serie A.

 

During their first meeting, Fiorentina had the upper hand when it recorded a 4-2 victory over the Old Lady.

 

Juventus, however, has no intentions of ending the season without getting even. During their second meeting, Juve, earned its redemption when it nailed a narrow 1-0 victory against their worthy opponent.

 

Match to forget

But of course, it does not take a genius to see that the exit in the Champions League and the near miss in the Europa League were two (2) of the worst matches that Juve had to endure. They were close to being invincible in the domestic league and failing to extend such dominance in an international competition, were disappointing.

 

The scene-stealers

Newly-signed striker, Carlos Tevez proved that he is a sound investment. The former Manchester City man was Juve’s top scorer, delivering a total of nineteen (19) points and was hailed as Man of the Match for six (6) times.

 

The young Paul Pogba also featured. Pogba’s impenetrable defence readily contributed to Juve’s seemingly invincible state.

 

Latest additions

Former Manchester United left-back, Patrice Evra is one of the big names to join the Bianconeri this season.

 

 

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