Despite the title of national champion, Juventus have been the most successful season. The team lost in the super Cup match against S. S. Lazio was weaker than Napoli in the final of the national Cup, and now in the first stage of the playoffs, left the Champions League. They did not help even the genius of Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite the respectable by football standards age (35 years), the Portuguese remains in stunning form since moving to Italy, he scored all the goals for his club in the playoffs of the main European competition. And is the top scorer of Juventus.
not surprisingly, after these results the leadership of the “Old lady” has sent in the resignation of Maurizio Sarri. But more surprising is who was chosen in place of the specialist. New steering, Juventus became the ex-midfielder, club, world champion 2006 Andrea Pirlo, who had not previously worked as a coach.
Meanwhile, in the Champions League quarter-final pairs were determined. They look as follows: Manchester city (England) – Lyon (France), Barcelona (Spain) – “Bavaria” (Germany), “RB Leipzig” (Germany) – “Atletico” (Spain) and Atalanta (Italy) – Paris (France).
All the remaining matches of the Champions League will take place in Portugal. The winners of the quarterfinal and semifinal meetings will be determined by the outcome of one game. The matches of the quarterfinals will be held from 12 to 15 August, semifinal on August 18 and 19, finals – on August 23.