After the success against Verona, Allegri slips away, but in the meantime the Europa League and “simple” matches in the league can come in handy. Despite the very heavy -15
Juve wakes up four points from the Champions area, waiting for Rome and Milan. “However, there are still many because the teams in front will sooner or later win again”, Allegri minimizes. But perhaps he too, like his players, believes in what he defined a few weeks ago as a feat equal to three championships.
“Ahead of us is a beautiful month but also a very difficult one – Szczesny’s analysis -. I look at the standings at 59 points, but now we’re down and this is a stimulus. We believe we can get to the Champions League even with the penalty, then let’s see what happens off the pitch. In any case, it would be nice to get there even with the penalty, because we’ve been feeling like going to war with everyone for some time now.” But how realistic is the Champions goal with -15?
As long as Allegri’s team remains in the Europa League race, they will have a plan B available to stay in the Champions League: in fact, the winning team of the competition has access to it by right. The path in Serie A is more difficult, even if since Juve was penalized (with -15) they have recovered 9 points over Inter, who currently occupy third place in the standings. The scenario remains complex because in front of the bianconeri there are five teams (Lazio, Inter, Milan, Atalanta and Roma), Juve is the sixth of the large group enclosed in 8 points and there is only room for the next big-eared cup for three, since Napoli now seems to be heading towards the third tricolor in its history. However, Juve’s goal difference (24) promises better than the others.
A fundamental turning point for the championship finale will be the next match against Lazio, the current second force in Serie A. Once again, Allegri will play an important part of his season against Sarri. The matches to follow are no less demanding: not to be underestimated are Sassuolo (in Reggio Emilia) on April 16, as well as Napoli on the 23rd, i.e. the day after the awaited sentence of the Coni Guarantee Board regarding the appeal by the Juventus club on 15 penalty points. The triptych of matches to follow will offer Bologna away, Lecce at the Allianz Stadium and finally the direct clash with Atalanta in Bergamo. May will develop with Cremonese and Empoli, before the big match with Milan. Closing with Udinese, when the games should be done.
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