Clean sheets win European Cups.
Incredibly, Juve have only conceded two goals in the Champions League this season.
After beating Barcelona 3-0 last week, Juventus went to the Nou Camp and got a 0-0.
How many teams in Europe do that?
Juve shut down Barca’s famed attack and even Messi the genius couldn’t get one of his most deadly shots on target.
Barcelona came back from 4-0 down against PSG but Juventus are made of sterner stuff than Paris Saint-Germain. Italy’s most serious football club are a proudly professional outfit with huge defensive discipline and gravitas.
Max Allegri, 49, managed AC MIlan for four years before taking over at Juve in 2014.
Yes, Juventus lost an exciting final against Barca in Berlin two years ago but I didn’t believe they’d lose last night.
Brazilian veteran Dani Alves played six seasons for Sevilla, then eight for Barcelona before joining Juventus last summer.This is a club that values experience.
I reckon Juventus can beat Real Madrid or Atletico or Monaco.
It looks like their year.
PS. Allegri never uses the phrase “mental strength”, which Arsenal fans are tired of hearing about.
But he did say, “Psychologically, we never wavered.”
I fancy Juventus strongly.
We know that Real Madrid are backed by the King, the banks and the government, and invariably favoured by referees, but I think Juventus can stop Cristiano Ronaldo.