Juventus are again to the wall in opposition to Benfica. This Tuesday night at 8:45 p.m., the Previous Woman should win in Lisbon in opposition to a Benfica workforce undefeated for the reason that begin of the season. An actual problem awaits a membership in nice issue this season. 90min as we speak appears on the shock of this group H of the Champions League.
Juventus have been a workforce that has calculated an excessive amount of for the reason that begin of the season, this time there will probably be no calculations to be made. If the Vecchia Signora nonetheless needs to hope to qualify for the knockout levels of the Champions League, the three factors in Lisbon will probably be necessary. A draw or a defeat would formalize elimination from the group stage for Max Allegri’s males.
With 3 factors in 4 video games, the Italian membership is already 5 factors behind PSG and Benfica: it’s going to subsequently essentially take 2 wins within the final two video games (together with the reception of Paris on the Allianz Stadium), whereas hoping that the Portuguese and French membership didn’t obtain a transparent spherical throughout the last dash. Briefly, to consider seeing this Juve within the knockout levels of the Champions League stays utopian for the second, the feat guarantees to be very sophisticated.
After the rain comes the nice climate. If there’s one workforce that has suffered at the beginning of the season, it’s that of Massimiliano Allegri. After two straight league victories, together with one within the Turin Derby, the time to seek out continuity has arrived. A victory in opposition to Benfica would permit Juventus to nonetheless imagine in a qualification however it might above all carry enthusiasm, one thing which has been sorely missing at the beginning of the season.
To suppose that the Bianconeri got here out of the disaster after two constructive ends in Serie A looks like a mistake, however three factors on the Estádio da Luz would certainly get out of this chaotic state of affairs as soon as and for all. The second of fact has arrived, Juventus should present their capacity to actually be a soccer workforce.
It is now or by no means. Because the return of Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus have solely received one large recreation: in opposition to Chelsea (1-0) final season within the Champions League. Again to the wall, Dusan Vlahovic and his teammates can have no selection however to depart Portugal with three factors.
It is exhausting to be optimistic once you see the way in which the workforce has approached matches in opposition to the “large guys” since final 12 months (with out ever being actually harmful). The defeat in opposition to Milan two weeks in the past demonstrates this completely. However as Allegri likes to say, this sort of match is ready alone given the significance and status of the competitors. Definitive reply on the bottom.
As usually for the reason that begin of the season, Juventus won’t be spared by important absences. Fasten your belt, the checklist is spectacular: Chiesa, Pogba, Di Maria, Bremer, Paredes. 4 of the 6 new summer season recruits won’t journey to Portugal to face Benfica.
Not straightforward for Max Allegri to organize such a match in such situations however no legitimate excuse: Juventus have the squad to beat the Aguias. Observe that the French midfielder has partially skilled with the bianconero group over the previous few days, however his return will probably be gradual. Nonetheless a bit persistence.
Along with a sporting catastrophe, Juventus would additionally expertise an financial catastrophe within the occasion of non-qualification. The probabilities of not seeing the Bianconeri in eighth place within the Champions League are excessive, however what would such a failure price?
It generated a shortfall of round 25 million euros for the 2022-2023 season: 10 million euros within the occasion of elimination from the group stage, a drop in income on the Allianz Stadium of round 6 million euros (realizing that the Europa League inevitably attracts lower than the Champions League) in addition to losses of round 8 million euros already accrued following the three group defeats. The “present” produced on the bottom will subsequently be very costly.
Massimiliano Allegri was by no means knocked out within the Champions League group stage with Juventus. After the poor performances within the final matches of this group H, it’s troublesome to think about how the Tuscan coach and his workforce will handle the feat of qualifying. The Previous girl would subsequently be making ready to expertise one of many darkest moments in its latest historical past, a state of affairs that hung within the face of a membership which is having a foul begin to the season. However besides absolute cataclysm (third place not obtained for a qualification within the Europa League), all of the roads result in a permanence of the 55-year-old coach.
Juventus administration determined just a few weeks in the past to proceed with Allegri, regardless of the state of affairs. After the defeat in opposition to Maccabi Haifa, Andrea Agnelli had confirmed his complete confidence in his coach: “There aren’t any particular person obligations. We at all times do our checks on the finish of the season. Allegri is and can stay the coach of the “. Within the meantime, the Vecchia Signora has a third place to go to safe to compete within the C3.
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