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Champions League loss for Juventus signals changing of the Serie A guard as Napoli and AC Milan cruise

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On Wednesday, three Italian sides were involved in the action; Naples, Milanas well as juventus. Two of these teams have won convincing victories, while the other is Juventus, where the pressure on Maximum Allegri is growing. In Serie A, Napoli and Milan are on par with the league leaders. Atalanta with 14 points, while Juventus are in eighth place despite an unbeaten start to the season, having only won two matches and drawn four others. In the Champions League, things were no better than losing Benfica saw Juventus fall behind by six points PSG and the Portuguese side for leaving group H.

Even with Maccabi Haifa in the group you need to score a lot of points, and we can see a situation where Juventus will not even get into the Europa League. Meanwhile, Napoli persevered Allan McGregor save a penalty and then save it again when ordered to repeat to score three goals wide Rangers. Behind Khvicha KvaratskheliaThe Gli Azzurri are becoming one of the funniest teams in the world as there is a further shift in power in Serie A.

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To keep up, Milan wanted to defend their Scudetto in the league, but did what Chelsea failed in the first round, brushing aside Dynamo Zagreb. Mislav Orsic he may have scored his own goal, but Milan wouldn’t let that get in the way of a 3-1 win and a top spot in Group E.

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While shrewd transfers have helped keep Napoli and Milan fresh, Juventus have fallen behind. This is partly due to injury. Paul Pogba as well as Federico Chiesa but for a club of the size of Juventus, depth is required. Napoli was without Victor Osimhen and the newly minted Giovanni Simeone was able to do enough to keep the rest of the team afloat around him. AC Milan added Charles De KetelairDivock Origi and Serginho Dest to make sure they had depth even in areas that might not have been necessary to withstand injuries during the season.

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But without direction, Juventus falls behind. Allegri doesn’t know what his best squad or midfield is and he also doesn’t have many options to try and upgrade the team. against PSG, Fabio Miretti and Adrian Rabiot did not cope with the task, so they were recalled for Weston McKenny as well as Manuel Locatelli. But then Locatelli and Rabiot weren’t available against Benfica, which forced Miretti back into the starting XI as depth concerns proved costly.

credit Denis Zakaria at Chelsea highlights that because he was a midfielder, he looked different from the main group. Already knowing that Pogba would be out for the World Cup it was time to take cover, but instead Juventus allowed the midfielder to leave without a replacement after only six months at the club. The hallmark of a well-managed club is having a long list of transfer targets to prepare for any situation that might arise, like Dest with AC Milan.

The astuteness of other Italian clubs makes Juventus’ nine-year league lead seem like a thing of the past. The team was lucky enough to qualify for the Champions League in the previous two seasons, but did not qualify from the round of 16 for three consecutive seasons. If Napoli can build on this strong start to the season, it is likely that Juventus could become the fifth most important club in Italy after Atalanta, AC Milan and AC Milan. Inter Milanand Naples. Since Gli Azzurri hasn’t won Serie A since 1990, that’s an impressive rise. But in order for the team to rise, someone must fall, in which case the old woman pays for it.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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