18.03.2021 » Can Juventus win a trophy this year?
As we hurtle past the halfway stage in the 2020/21 season, the Serie A table is now beginning to take shape. Juventus fans have been spoiled in recent years, with the club bidding to win a tenth consecutive Scudetto this season. A large part of that success in the last few seasons has been due to their talismanic striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been typically scintillating for the Bianconeri. However, their fortunes this time around have resembled the ups and downs experienced by a visitor to a slots online website, with inconsistency and an uncharacteristic lack of a killer instinct from Ronaldo and his strike partners defining their early progress under new boss and club legend Andrea Pirlo. The good news for fans of The Old Lady is that the team appears to be hitting form at just the right moment, having strung together 10 wins from their last 12 games in all competitions. But will it be enough for Pirlo to claim a trophy in his maiden campaign and Ronaldo to add to his already impressive list of accolades?
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The short answer to this question is yes. Pirlo has technically already won a trophy as manager of Juventus, since his team defeated Napoli 2-0 in the Supercoppa Italiana last month. However, just as the Charity Shield is somewhat derided in England, many observers don’t view the Supercoppa as a major trophy. As such, a real test of Pirlo's capabilities will only be forthcoming in the other competitions in which his team are still involved, including the Coppa Italia, in which they have already reached the final thanks to CR7, who scored both of their goals in the semi-final against Napoli.
Given that Juventus have won the Scudetto for the nine previous seasons, Pirlo's remit when he was first appointed successor to the outgoing Maurizio Sarri will have included retaining the Serie A title a key priority. In the same way that visitors to the online casino by Loyal Casino may be overwhelmed with the sheer range of exciting gameplay options available to them, Pirlo seemed to struggle to shoehorn all of the excellent players into his team alongside Ronaldo and impose upon them his playing style.
He has since improved upon that inauspicious start significantly, however, with his current win percentage of 68.97% among the top five of all managers in the club's history. It's a sign of how much more competitive Serie A is this season that even those impressive figures aren’t enough to see Juventus top of the pile at the halfway stage. However, if they can continue their recent impressive form going into the business end of the season and Ronaldo can stay atop of the scoring charts, there’s every reason to believe they can overhaul both Milan teams and claim the Scudetto once more.
Juventus fans will have been quietly pleased with the draw for the Round of 16 in the Champions League this year. Although Porto are no pushovers, the reigning Portuguese champions have struggled this time around and are currently five points off the pace in their domestic league, with current leaders Sporting Lisbon also enjoying the cushion of a game in hand. With Ronaldo an evergreen influence on the team and Alvaro Morata the top scorer in the competition thus far, Juventus should be confident of brushing aside Porto en route to the quarter finals, where a far sterner test is to be expected.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is on March 21, against Benevento. You can watch Juventus vs Benevento, Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid, Inter vs Sassuolo, Everton vs Manchester City, AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton, and Bayern Munchen vs VfB Stuttgart, all matches provided from our soccer streams game pages.
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