Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Juventus vs Cagliari - Game Thread

Juventus looking to put behind their sub par performances in their last two games as Cagliari visits the J Stadium

Juventus vs Cagliari


After back-to-back disappointing results, Max Allegri has been the subject of criticisms and there have been so much talks about dumping the tested and trusted 3-5-2.

Max and his boys will be looking to put behind their recent bad results when newly-promoted Cagliari visits the Juventus stadium. If we look at the shape of things, in the midst of criticisms due their sub par performances, coupled with the fact that the current squad has a lot of potentials to take on the world, Juventus have what it takes to get the train back on track.

Many are expecting a change in formation but Max Allegri is in no mood to make a panic switch because of just one loss. He mentioned in his Press conference that he is going to be resting some players in order to give others more playing time. Tonight's match is the perfect time to shake things up. Although we might well witness a switch in formation in the second half, but who knows?

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

1. Getting those bad results behind them: Nothing better could send a signal of a comeback than a wonderful display tonight including a comfortable win.

2. Daniel Rugani's first start of the season: The young Italian is no doubt the future of Juventus, and this is one of those few opportunities he will get this season to prove himself, even though he has already...you never know - Allegri still hasn't proved himself to so many people even after winning titles

3. Dybala's search for his first goal: He need a goal to boost his confidence. Hope he gets one tonight

OFFICIAL LINEUP:

Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Rugani, Barzagli, Chiellini; Dani Alves, Hernanes Lemina, Pjanic, Alex Sandro; Higuain, Dybala.

Bench: Neto, Audero, Bonucci, Asamoah, Sturaro, Lichtsteiner, Cuadrado, Pjaca, Mandzukic.

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