PART OF FORZA JUVENTUS NETWORK

Tag: Allegri

Juventus 1-0 Lazio: Player Ratings
Match Coverages

Juventus 1-0 Lazio: Player Ratings

Juventus and Lazio fought for a spot in the semi-finals at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday, with a Bremer goal proving enough to beat the visitors from the capital. In a far from filled up Allianz, Juventus and Lazio battled out who'd face Inter in the next round of the Coppa Italia. The match started out pretty evenly, with the Bianconeri having the slight upper hand. Both teams had some opportunities, Lazio came close with a Zaccagni curler, while Kostić troubled Maximiano from a tight angle. However, Juventus managed to take the lead just before the end of the first half. Lazio couldn't get the ball away and it fell to Kostić, who directly delivered it into the box. That turned out to be a great cross, as Bremer beat Maximiano to the ball and headed in the 1-0. I...
Juventus 3-3 Atalanta: Player Ratings
Match Coverages, News

Juventus 3-3 Atalanta: Player Ratings

A six-goal-thriller between Juventus and Atalanta ended up without a winner. After a horrible week, the Bianconeri showed character as they restart the chase for European football. The match couldn't have started any worse for Juventus. After the hard hit of the 15 point deduction in Serie A, the Bianconeri also conceded after five minutes because of a Szczesny mistake. The Polish goalkeeper slapped a Lookman shot at the near post into his own goal. 23 minutes into the match, Nicolò Fagioli earned Juventus a penalty, which was converted by Angel Di Maria. A beautiful Bianconeri attack ten minutes later ended up with Milik scoring the 2-1 from a great cross by Fagioli. That attack also included some Di Maria magic. Juventus started the second half horrendously. Both Maehle and B...
Serie A journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari on Juventus point deduction: ‘I think they will be acquitted’
News

Serie A journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari on Juventus point deduction: ‘I think they will be acquitted’

Juventus were struck with the incredibly harsh decision of a fifteen point deduction on Friday evening following the capital gains case, which involved the Bianconeri overevaluating some of players they sold. Max Statman spoke with Football Journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari about one of the craziest nights in Italian football. “My first reaction was genuine surprise, because this was the appeal to a case in which Juventus were first cleared of wrongdoing”, Roodsari says. Like many others, he thought the clearing in the first case was the end of the investigation. “Juventus were first found innocent, then the Prisma-investigation broke, the information was shared with the Italian FA and the appeal was launched. We saw the result of that today.” It doesn’t surprise Roodsari that Juve...
No contact between Juventus and Luis Enrique
Exclusives

No contact between Juventus and Luis Enrique

There's no contact between Juventus and coach Luis Enrique, Max Statman was told by transfer expert Nicolò Schira. The Spanish coach left his position at the Spanish National Team this morning after a disappointing World Cup exit against Morocco. Massimiliano Allegri's return to Juventus hasn't been a big success yet. The Bianconeri started the season poorly and even crashed out of the Champions League in a group with PSG, Benfica and Maccabi Haifa. Before the World Cup break, Juventus climbed the league table and managed to secure 3rd place after a run of good results. Still, Allegri' spot wasn't the most secure one in the world. Many Juventus supporters opted for replacing the Italian coach with Luis Enrique. The ex-Barcelona coach announced that he would be leaving the Spanish N...
Juventus-Salernitana 2-2 | Player Ratings
News

Juventus-Salernitana 2-2 | Player Ratings

Juventus have once again dropped points in Serie A, this time against Salernitana (2-2). Milik thought he scored the winner in extra time, but VAR prevented that. The Bianconeri started well against Salernitana, but failed to score and let the Granata back into the match. After 18 minutes, Salernitana took the lead. Cuadrado mistimed and failed to intercept a long ball, Mazzocchi dribbled past McKennie and crossed it into the Juve box. Candreva was the one to put it behind Perin. Salernitana doubled their lead just before the break. Bremer blocked a shot with his hands and Piatek converted the following penalty. Bremer made up for his mistake shortly after halftime, as he headed in Kostic' cross. Juventus tried to find the equalizer, but it seemed like it wasn't to be, until Vil...
Juventus will try to sign players in these positions
Exclusives, Mercato

Juventus will try to sign players in these positions

After having lost heavily against Atletico Madrid on Sunday (0-4), it seems clear that the Juventus squad is far from complete yet. Transfer expert Nicolò Schira has told Max Statman in what positions Juventus will look to add new players. Juventus will sign at least three new players within September, Schira says. When asked about the positions of these new players, Schira answered: a midfielder, winger and striker. He added that the midfielder should be a regista. If Rugani leaves, the Bianconeri would also try to sign another centre-back. Some suggestions The main name for the regista role seems to be PSG's Leandro Paredes, a player Juventus have been linked with for some time now. Filip Kostić could be the winger, but the role in which Allegri will use him isn't clear yet. ...
Report: Luis Suarez Has Been Offered To Juventus
Mercato, News, Opinions

Report: Luis Suarez Has Been Offered To Juventus

    Mercato season has just started in Italy with all the clubs trying their best to strengthen their squad for the upcoming Serie A season. There are a lot of rumours as Juventus have been linked with a lot of players this summer. While Paul pogba is almost a done deal and Di Maria drifting away from a move to Juventus, bianconeri has been linked with another South American, this time as a potential back-up to Dusan Vlahovic. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Luis Suarez has offered his services to Juventus and the Bianconeri might be considering to sign the former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid star as a free agent. Juventus attempted to sign him 2 years ago in the summer of 2020, when Andrea Pirlo was made the club's manager. However, he needed to pass an Italia...
Q&A: Max Statman writers taking a look back at Juventus’ 2021/22 season
Exclusives

Q&A: Max Statman writers taking a look back at Juventus’ 2021/22 season

Max Statman's trio of writers, Max Aimé-Thierry (@maxaimethierry), Muhammad Shakeel (@muhammad_9191) and Jurre van Wanrooij (@WanrooijJurre), shared their opinions regarding Juventus' 2021/22 season. The three main talking points were: Max Allegri and his first season back as a Juventus coach, the performance of Juve's players and speculations about certain deals and the Old Lady's future. 1) Massimiliano Allegri. How did Max Allegri do in his first season back as a Juventus coach, in your opinion? @maxaimethierry: "Not good enough, but also not bad. Cristiano's late departure was really so hard to replace. Personally, I blame him for losing against Inter in two finals but his performance in the Serie A isn't bad considering the situation we faced after Cristiano's departure. Serie...
Juventus-Lazio: Player ratings
Match Coverages, News

Juventus-Lazio: Player ratings

It was an emotional day at the Allianz Stadium, as both Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala said their goodbyes to Turin. A late goal saw Lazio complete the comeback and draw 2-2 against Juventus. Max Statman gives you a quick rundown and player ratings. Juventus only needed ten minutes to grab the lead. Dusan Vlahovic put a cross from Alvaro Morata behind Lazio-goalkeeper Strakosha. Shortly after, Giorgio Chiellini left the field, which created an emotional moment. Lazio grew a little stronger, but didn't quite test the Juventus defence. A stunning shot by Alvaro Morata doubled the Bianconeri's advantage. A couple of minutes into the second half, Lazio pulled one back. A corner was headed towards goal by Milinkovic-Savic and Alex Sandro gave it the final touch. Paulo Dybala left...
Juventus-Salernitana: Match preview and probable starting XI
Match Coverages

Juventus-Salernitana: Match preview and probable starting XI

After a disappointing defeat in the Champions League round of 16 against Villarreal on Wednesday (0-3), Juventus are now looking to bounce back against Salernitana. The visitors are in last place in Serie A and in need of three points. Max Statman gives you a match preview, including some quotes from Max Allegri's press conference. "Tomorrow I'll field my strongest XI." There are no new injuries for Juventus, but Manuel Locatelli is unavailable due to testing positive for Covid-19. Even though Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala returned to the squad last week, they're not expected to start. Coach Max Allegri said that the trio's fitness is improving, 'but they still don't have 90 minutes in their legs'. Allegri also mentoined that the squad, expect for the lo...
Juventus collapse and are out of the Champions League
Match Coverages

Juventus collapse and are out of the Champions League

Juventus have lost 0-3 (1-4 on aggregate) against Villarreal at the Allianz Stadium and are done in the Champions League. The Bianconeri fail to make it past the round of 16, while they were in full control for most of the match. After Ajax, Lyon and Porto, Villarreal is the newest name on a growing list of teams who've knocked out Juve in recent years. Juventus would get more than enough chances to take the lead in the first half. Morata put his head to a cross from Cuadrado, but the Spaniard's header was saved by Villarreal goalkeeper Rulli. It wouldn't be the last save from the Argentine on Wednesday night. Ten minutes later, Dusan Vlahovic tried from far out, which forced Rulli into another stop. The Serbian striker hit the bar shortly after, when De Sciglio found him at the n...
Morata brace helps Juve beat Sampdoria
Match Coverages

Morata brace helps Juve beat Sampdoria

Before playing the crucial second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Villarreal, Juventus traveled to the Luigi Ferraris to face Sampdoria. Two goals by Morata and a penalty save by Szczesny helped Juventus take the 3 points back to Turin. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. Juventus started the match without their star signing Dusan Vlahovic. The Serbian striker was put on the bench by Max Allegri, undoubtely because of the Champions League match against Villarreal on Wednesday. The first 20 minutes of the games weren't the most exciting, but Juventus were able to take the lead anyway. Juan Cuadrado, who captained the Bianconeri, saw Sampdoria defender Yoshida put his cross behind goalkeeper Falcone. Morata from the spot Sampdoria came close...
Juventus-Spezia: Match preview and probable starting XI
Match Coverages

Juventus-Spezia: Match preview and probable starting XI

Juventus face Spezia on Sunday evening after winning against Fiorentina at the very end of the match in Coppa Italia on Tuesday. Unfortunatly for the Bianconeri, lots of players are still out injured. The game has become even more important since Atalanta, who are competing for a top four spot with Juve, lost to Roma. Max Statman gives you a match preview, which also includes some quotes from Max Allegri’s press conference. Max Allegri confirmed that Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro and Mattia De Sciglio are all unavailable for tomorrow's match. Dybala was thought to be back for Sunday's match, but it's rumoured that he has sustained a new injury. Leonardo Bonucci is a doubt: "He has been playing even when he's not been 100 percent", Allegri said. Kaio Jorge and Weston McKe...
Empoli-Juventus: Vlahovic shows his worth again
Match Coverages

Empoli-Juventus: Vlahovic shows his worth again

Even though it was a poor performance by Juventus, the three points are going back to Turin. Dusan Vlahovic made the difference on Saturday evening with a brace. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. After only 7 minutes in the game, Denis Zakaria got a chance to give Juventus the lead. The Swiss midfielder came one on one with Vicario, but Empoli's goalkeeper saved his attempt. Zakaria would leave the field after 37 minutes because of an injury. He was replaced by Manuel Locatelli. Vlahovic once again showed he doesn't need a lot of space to create a chance. Juventus countered quickly and Kean gave the ball to Vlahovic, who's shot through Ismajli legs went just wide. Empoli also created some danger themselves, but Leonardo Bonucci was there to block a shot fr...
Empoli-Juventus: Match preview and probable starting XI
Match Coverages

Empoli-Juventus: Match preview and probable starting XI

After a draw against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday, Juventus' next match is already on the horizon. The Bianconeri will face Empoli on Saturday evening at the Stadio Carlo Castellani, while also having to deal with some new injuries. Max Statman gives you a match preview, which also includes some quotes from Max Allegri's press conference. Both Weston McKennie and Alex Sandro sustained injuries against Villarreal on Tuesday. The Brazilian will miss Saturday's match, while the American is going to be out for a longer period. McKennie fractured the second and third metatarsal of his left foot and is expected to be out for at least two months. Another player that is going to be out for a while, is Kaio Jorge. The Brazilian played a match for Juventus U23 on We...
Villarreal-Juventus: Avoidable draw for the Bianconeri
Match Coverages

Villarreal-Juventus: Avoidable draw for the Bianconeri

Juventus have drawn 1-1 against Villarreal in their first match in the Champions League round of 16. Dusan Vlahovic gave the Bianconeri the lead early on, but his goal was canceled out by Dani Parejo in the second half. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. There's no way to start your debut in the Champions League better than Dusan Vlahovic did on Tuesday. He found the back of the net after only 36 seconds. Danilo found Vlahovic with an amazing through ball. The Serbian striker controlled it well and Rulli was unable to save his shot in the left bottom corner. After taking the lead, Juventus crawled back into their shell a little. They gave Villarreal most of the possesion in the early stages. In the 13th minute, Villarreal got their first big chance. Pedraza...
Villarreal vs. Juventus: Match preview and probable XI
Match Coverages

Villarreal vs. Juventus: Match preview and probable XI

Juventus will face Villarreal for their first match in the Champions League round of 16. The Bianconeri drew against Torino on Friday and the Derby della Mole also gave them some problems in defence. Max Statman goes over the latest team news and gives you a probable starting lineup. Juventus had trouble at the back before the match against Torino even started. Daniele Rugani was supposed to start, but suffered a hamstring injury. He will miss the game against Villarreal. Luca Pellegrini replaced Rugani on Friday, but, although selected for the squad, it looks like he won't play in the Champions League due to a bruised knee. Paulo Dybala also went off early on Friday and is out for Tuesday's match, due to an muscle injury in his left thigh. It is expected that both Dybala and Rugani...
5 thing we learned from the Derby Della Mole
Analysis, REVIEW

5 thing we learned from the Derby Della Mole

  Juventus faced Torino in matchday 26 for the second 'Derby della Mole' of the season. That ended up in a disappointing draw, 1-1 for the Bianconeri. Matthijs de Ligt opened the scoring for the Old lady in the 13th minute of the first half. While Andrea Belotti equalized for our city rivals in the second half. Although a frustrating night, here are the 5 Major Talking points from the Derby, explained by two of our writers. Matthijs de Ligt loves to turn up big in the Derby De Ligt's debut goal for Juventus came on 3 November 2019 in a 1-0 away win against Torino. And yesterday as well, the Dutch wall scored a sensational header to put us ahead in the first half. Apart from the goal, de Ligt made 12 total clearances, 2 interceptions, 4 recoveries and had a pass accuracy of 81...
Most important takeaways from Allegri’s press conference ahead of Torino
Match Coverages

Most important takeaways from Allegri’s press conference ahead of Torino

Juventus will face Torino at the Allianz Stadium on Friday evening. The Bianconeri drew Atalanta on Sunday, which means they remain in fourth place in Serie A. The Derby della Mole is Juventus' last match before the Champions League game against Villareal next week. Max Statman gathered the most important quotes from Allegri's press conference. Looking back on the draw against Atalanta: "We were doing well, we conceded a goal while in a favourable situation. Let's look at the glass full: it wasn't easy to play against Atalanta. We have to get a number of points to get into the top four, and more was lost than won on Sunday... That said, the result in Bergamo will become excellent only if we win tomorrow. Let's remember that, in view of the season, even a single point can become ...
Allegri’s full press conference ahead of Atalanta-Juventus
Match Coverages

Allegri’s full press conference ahead of Atalanta-Juventus

Juventus are currently fourth in the Serie A table in tomorrow's round 25's fixture at Gewiss Stadium vs Atalanta the Bianconeri need to win to stay in such a favourable position. The club from Bergamo sits at 5th place with one less game played than Juventus. Moreover, they are also only two points behind the black and white club from Turin. Atalanta-Juventus press conference of Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri: ON WHAT IS AT STAKE "Tomorrow is a direct match for fourth place. It's not decisive, but very important. Atalanta has shown that they deserve a place in the top ranks; it's going to be a tough, physical game, and they're angry. We will have to perform at a high level." ON CONDITIONS "I still don't have a clear picture of the conditions of those who played on Thursday...
Rumour round-up: ‘No advanced talks yet’ for Romagnoli
Mercato

Rumour round-up: ‘No advanced talks yet’ for Romagnoli

There are enough transfer rumours involving Juventus, even though the window won't open until June. Max Statman takes a look at some of the most important stories from the past days, involving Youri Tielemans, Alessio Romagnoli, Sven Botman and Owen Wijndal. Youri Tielemans, who's on Juve's list according to journalist Nicola Balice, will not renew his contract at Leicester City. Het Nieuwsblad reported that the Belgian midfielder would like to join a top club with title ambitions. His contract expires in June 2023, so Leicester won't be able to ask the 55 million euros Tielemans is valued at this summer. Romagnoli and Botman Balice also told Max Statman that Juventus is 'thinking' about some players to bring in on a free transfer. The name of AC Milan's Alessio Romagnoli is am...
Juve-Sassuolo: Match preview and probable lineup
Match Coverages

Juve-Sassuolo: Match preview and probable lineup

Juve started well in Serie A after the winter break, but now it's time for Coppa Italia. The Bianconeri will face Sassuolo in the quarter finale on Thursday evening. Max Statman looks at the latest team news and gives you a probable lineup, which could look very different compared to the last one.   Juve won against Hellas Verona on Sunday, a match where debutants Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria scored both goals. That the Serbian striker will start again on Thursday in the Coppa Italia, is not guaranteed. Juve will face a director for the top four in Serie A, Atalanta, on Sunday. It's likely that a few players are going to get rested.  Giorgio Chiellini is sidelined due to an injury he got against Hellas. He could be out for multiple games. Moise Kean is suspended, while...
Weston McKennie told DAZN about his experience with Juventus
News

Weston McKennie told DAZN about his experience with Juventus

Tomorrow, a full DAZN interview is going to be released. This time, with Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie. Here is what has been shared about McKennie's answers so far: Acknowledging what has he learned in Italy: "I’ve learned a lot tactically. You must always change position depending on where the ball is. I’ve learned in many different ways that football is a big business and that if you can’t do your best in a club like Juventus, being replaced is as easy as being signed." The USA international also highlighted the differences between playing under Andrea Pirlo and Massimiliano Allegri: "Pirlo has just finished his playing career, while Allegri is an experienced coach. It's different when you can’t do anything on the pitch. Sometimes I looked at Pirlo on the bench and I c...
Juve-Verona: dream debuts for Vlahovic and Zakaria
Match Coverages

Juve-Verona: dream debuts for Vlahovic and Zakaria

Juventus have won their first game after the winter break 2-0 against Hellas Verona. Both Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria found the net in their first game for the Bianconeri. Juve are now in fourth place in Serie A, after Atalanta, who still have a game in hand, lost earlier today. Vlahovic and Zakaria, as expected, both made their debut at a foggy Allianz Stadium. The Serbian striker showed himself after only a few minutes. Juve had a great counter, with a backheel pass from Dybala in the build-up, and Vlahovic gave it a try from outside the box, forcing Montipo into a save. After only 13 minutes in the black and white shirt, Vlahovic scored his first goal. Dybala found him with a through ball and Vlahovic flicked it over Montipo, thus scoring on his debut. Vlahovic caused the ...
Juventus vs Hellas Verona: Match preview and probable lineups
Match Coverages

Juventus vs Hellas Verona: Match preview and probable lineups

Juventus will face Hellas Verona on Sunday evening 20:45 (local time) at the Allianz Stadium. Juve's newest signing Dusan Vlahovic could start, as well as the other reinforcement, Denis Zakaria. The Bianconeri will be looking to close the gap to top four, with Atalanta, who have a game in hand, one point ahead. Juventus drew their last game before the winter break 0-0 against AC Milan, without even getting a shot on target. That will most likely not be the case on Sunday, with Dusan Vlahovic joining the squad. Juventus's other signing, Denis Zakaria, is also in contention for a starting spot. Weston McKennie is a doubt for the game, as his flight to Italy has been cancelled. The American was on international duty and expected to return to Turin on Friday. Manuel Locatelli i...
Exclusive with Nicola Balice: ‘I think Dybala wants to renew’
Exclusives

Exclusive with Nicola Balice: ‘I think Dybala wants to renew’

Nicola Balice, journalist of calciomercato.com, Corriere Torino and Corriere dello Sport, thinks Paulo Dybala wants to renew his contract at Juventus, but that everything depends on the offer from the club. He also told Max Statman exclusively about Juve’s winter mercato, the plans for next summer and some players that are on the shortlist. “There’s also a name like Milinkovic-Savic, but that’s a very difficult target.” Of course we know that Vlahovic signed for Juve, but names like Aubameyang, Martial and Scamacca passed by. Were Juve concrete for any of them? “Yes, for Aubameyang and Martial there were many discussions and contacts, because Juventus tried to find a player on loan for 6 months. When Andrea Agnelli and John Elkann took the decision to buy Vlahovic, all the other tar...
Juve to look at Zaniolo and Raspadori if Dybala doesn’t renew
Mercato, News

Juve to look at Zaniolo and Raspadori if Dybala doesn’t renew

With the January transfer window closed, Juventus can now shift their attention to extending the contract of Paulo Dybala. However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri are already eying up possible replacements. Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo and Sassuolo's Giacomo Raspadori are on the shortlist. It's no secret that Dybala future in Turin is unsure. Journalist Luca Bianchin talked about it with Max Statman last week: "The only serious thing to say is Juventus will meet the agent and talk about the deal. No one can be sure if Dybala will continue playing for Juve or not at the moment." Contacts made Juventus have already had contacts with the agent of Zaniolo in December, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on monday. Both the Bianconeri and Max Allegri like the Roma midfield...
Aaron Ramsey leaves Juve for Rangers on loan
Mercato, News

Aaron Ramsey leaves Juve for Rangers on loan

Aaron Ramsey will join Rangers on loan with an option to buy from Juventus. The Scottish side are covering a part of Ramsey's salary and the midfielder will sign his contract soon. Coach Max Allegri had already said that Ramsey would leave Turin multiple times and now it's official. Exact numbers about how much of Ramsey's 7 million salary Rangers will cover and what price the option to buy is, are still unknown. Multiple sources report that Juve are ready to pay 30 percent of his salary and according to the reliable TuttoJuve.com journalist Mirko Di Natale, the option will be 6 million euros. It looked like Ramsey would stay at Juve after declining offers from Burnley, Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Aston Villa, but the Welshman will leave Juve on deadli...
Exclusive with Roberto De Luca: Gatti ‘a footballer with enormous potential’
Exclusives

Exclusive with Roberto De Luca: Gatti ‘a footballer with enormous potential’

Federico Gatti is a footballer with enormous potential, according to Roberto De Luca, sports journalist of "L’inchiesta". He told Max Statman all about Juventus' new centre back, for who the Bianconeri will pay 7.5 million euros plus bonuses to Frosinone. "I find him similar, with due proportions of course, to Inter’s Milan Skriniar." What are Gatti’s strengths to begin with? "First of all, he is a player who is hungry, has lived through the ranks and this makes the difference. His beautiful story started in Piedmont, one full of sweat and sacrifice. Up to 3 years ago, he was breaking his back for 9-10 hours a day as a bricklayer and window maker. Now, thanks to Frosinone who found him in the summer at Pro Patria with scouting work conducted by Guido Angelozzi and his collaborat...
Exclusive with Luca Bianchin: Vlahovićʼ medicals ‘will be on Saturday’, if he tests negative for coronavirus
Exclusives, Mercato

Exclusive with Luca Bianchin: Vlahovićʼ medicals ‘will be on Saturday’, if he tests negative for coronavirus

Download Max Statman app here Juventus is prepared and ready to announce Dusan Vlahovic, Luca Bianchin of La Gazzetta dello Sport told Max Statman exclusively. The Serbian striker will have his medical on Saturday if he tests negative for COVID-19. Bianchin also touched on Alvaro Morata to Barcelona, Paulo Dybala's contract, potential outgoings, Nahitan Nandéz and the next big target this summer. It seems a certainty that Dusan Vlahovic will sign for Juventus and that the total price will be around 75 million euros. When will the Serbian have his medical and can we expect him to hold the Juve shirt? “I think that today could be a key day, because Juventus will meet Darko Ristic, his agent, who should be in Turin. I’m quite sure the medicals could be on Saturday. The poin...