Massimiliano Allegri says that Juventus can certainly learn a lot from the recent stumbles faced by Barcelona in the Spanish league.
The Catalan club had a 10 point advantage going into the months of April and May. It looked like the title race in Spain was done and dusted despite the league having one of the best teams in the world – Real Madrid. Barcelona, though, have suffered a huge wobble and the title race is back on again. Failure to win the last three games in the league have meant that Barcelona have lost their huge advantage in the league.
They are now only three points ahead of Atletico Madrid and just one point ahead of Real Madrid, who have played a game more. The team is under immense pressure now to win the home game against struggling Valencia. Allegri does not want his Juventus team to also face the same fate. He refused to attribute this decline down to complacency. Juventus have been one of the inform teams in European football over the last few months. Despite a very poor start to the season, they have stormed to the top of the table. Their last defeat in the league was back in October 2015. Even more impressive is that they have dropped only two points since then. Continue reading “Massimiliano Allegri says that Juventus can certainly learn a lot”
Italian club Napoli boosted their chances of qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League next season after a 2-0 win over relegation threatened Novara during the weekend. Along with this result, the fact that other teams chasing the Champions League positions dropped points.
This meant that Napoli are currently fighting against the likes of Lazio and Udinese with an advantage on their hands. Only a few matches remain in the Italian Serie A this season. Napoli were extremely good in the domestic league up until the 4-1 Champions League defeat at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge a few months ago.
Since then, Napoli have been struggling to get results, which in turn has enabled the likes of Roma, Udinese, and Lazio to take advantage in the race for the third position. However, the club seem to have finally put behind their defeat at the hands of Chelsea by winning the match against Novara 2-0 after goals from Edinson Cavani and Paolo Cannavaro in the first half sent them to a comfortable victory.
It would be very difficult to fit into their form, as Novara are struggling against relegation in the 18th position. However, the draw by Udinese against Chievo meant that Napoli have now moved into the fifth position just behind Udinese.
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