When it comes to winning the Champions League, there are 3 teams which are the favorites of lifting the European title and these clubs are: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. All the other teams that are still fighting in this competition also have a chance of becoming the champions but there is a clear difference that exists when it comes to the amount of world class players and in the amount of money that each coach has spent in their respective teams.
Brazilian striker Nilmar has confirmed that he has no intention in joining Inter Milan even though such a move could be the last big transfer in his career.
The preseason schedule of Juventus has seen the Italian champions facing off with Borussia Dortmund and Lechia Gdansk in friendly matches and things haven’t been going very impressively for Juventus as they struggled in both matches and Allegri recently went through an altercation with one of his players which has angered the Italian manager and Allegri does not want this bad vibe from the recent altercation to infect the rest of his players.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected to be given one final opportunity to win the Champions League.
He is certain to start in the upcoming final against Barcelona. Juventus were least expected to reach the final since they did not have a squad capable of challenging against the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. However, they have managed to do the unimaginable by overcoming top clubs like Madrid to reach the final.
Juventus suffered their first league defeat since October after a shock 1-0 loss against Parma.
On September 1st of 2013, Gareth Bale made his way into the history-books of football as he was signed by Real Madrid for a fee believed to be in the region of €91-€100 million. The Welshman became the most expensive player ever in the sport.
Juventus appear to be bracing themselves for the exit of Andrea Pirlo after manager Massimiliano Allegri revealed his plans to sign a playmaker in the winter or summer transfer window.
Pirlo has been an outstanding player for Juventus since joining them a few years ago from AC Milan. He has been responsible for three successive league titles and also doing well in the Champions League. The 35 year-old, though, is coming to his last years as a professional footballer. He is widely expected to leave the club in the summer with his contract set to expire.
When Antonio Conte left the managerial role of Juventus as the Italian coach decided to take charge of Italy, MassimilianoAllegri was elected as the new coach of Juventus and not all the fans of the Italian club were certain if Allegri was the appropriate man to replace Conte.
Antonio Conte guided Juventus to 3 consecutive Serie A titles before he decided to coach the Italian national football team and now MassimilianoAllegri has to follow that legacy.
Italian football has been on a downward slope in the last decade. Inter Milan were the last Italian team to have lifted the Champions League and this victory came in 2010. It certainly feels a long time ago considering that the club have now failed to qualify for this European competition. The Champions League used to be dominated by the Italians during the 1990s, but an era of non-development from the youngsters appears to have cost the nation as a whole. It is only now in recent years that Italy have been able to celebrate young and upcoming talented players.
After numerous rumours linking him with a return to the Premier League or even joining Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba says that he is set to undergo contract talks with his club. This will be good news for the Italian outfit, who have been starved of great talent in recent years. Even though they have Andrea Pirlo and Vidal in their ranks, Pogba is seen as the biggest asset for the club. The French international has been linked with a £ 60 million move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester United interested in him.