Opinion: How will Juve perform in the new European season?
Having signed Cristiano Ronaldo, the Old Lady has approached to their European dream. Juve have not become Champions League winners since 1996. This year the odds are higher than ever before. Jose Quintero from Last Word on Soccer analyses the prospects of Juventus in the coming season.
"It’s not a secret Juventus are the front-runners in Serie A even before Ronaldo’s signing. That’s because their best players from last season are still on the team.
Moreover, this summer has been the benefit of being the reigning Italian champions as they signed Douglas Costa until 2022, buying him from Bayern Munich. On the other hand, Emre Can, Joao Cancelo, Mattia Perin, Leonardo Bonucci joined the squad in the transfer fee market.
Last season La Vecchia Signora became the first team in Europe that won four consecutive ”doubles” when they lifted their seventh Serie A trophy in a row on May 13th."
"If there’s a team anyone would want to avoid in the UEFA Champions League, that’s Juventus. Historically, the Bianconeri are one of the hardest team to eliminate in international competitions. Just imagine this team with Ronaldo on board.
The Bianconeri looks on the verge of the new Europe’s top club tournament.
Ronaldo can guide Juve to their first trophy outside of Italy since 1996 as he won three successive Champions League titles with Real Madrid."
"Ronaldo has also been the Champions League’s top goalscorer in the last six years. That is enough to say about the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Cristiano is only one of the many attacking options Juventus have, of course, Paulo Dybala will be a key player.
La Joya will pair together with Ronaldo and Costa, the new big three that will terrorize the World this season."
"There’s no rival in the horizon that can beat Juve in Italy, so the Bianconeri will earn their eight straight Serie A title and 37 overall as well as their 14th Coppa Italia trophy.
In the Champions League, the Italians need to take care of teams like Manchester City, Barcelona, Liverpool and even Real Madrid despite Ronaldo left them. Nevertheless, as a result of a great management effort, it seems Juventus are going to be in their third European final in five years.
Whoever may be the opponent in a potential final, Juventus can defeat anyone with this lineup and earn their third Champions League trophy."
Do you think Juve will finally win the CL this season?