Robert Lewandowski pegged one back a minute after Morata’s substitution, and from that point on, things went spiralling downwards for Juventus, who were on the receiving end of three more goals before the night was done. The Bianconeri's substitutions, which proved to be a boon in the first leg, turned out to be fatal in the second.

The Serie A champions have found their feet after a stuttering start to this season and with 10 wins in a row they are firmly back in the title race, sitting just two points behind leaders Napoli. Max Allegri tweeted this after the win against Udinese: Il dieci nel calcio è il numero della magia, e dieci vittorie di fila lo sono. Ora vietato rilassarsi che c’è una Coppa da difendere! — Massimiliano Allegri (@OfficialAllegri) January 17, 2016 Which means: “In football, the number 10 represents magic, which is what our winning streak feels like. Now, however, we can’t relax, we have a Cup to defend!”. Let us take stock of the situation and analyse the decisive factors which helped Juventus recover from their tough start. Dramatic Derby della Mole win was a massive moment for Juventus With the pressure intensifying on Massimiliano Allegri and his team after a shocking 1-0 loss at Sassuolo, Juventus needed a positive response in […]

FC BARCELONA vs JUVENTUS Saturday, 06 June 2015 1945 UTC Olympiastadion, Berlin ***** Domestic league football across the world has wound down with likely and unlikely champions crowned and now all the footballing world’s eyes are trained on Berlin, the venue of the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final where Italian champions Juventus are all set to take on Spanish Champions Barcelona. This is the eighth time that both these clubs have played in a European Cup final though Barcelona have been the more successful one with 4 wins to Juventus’ 2. The winner of the match will also complete their treble since both clubs have also won the domestic cup competition and with the tantalising mix of players and history on show, it sure promises to be the magnum opus it is billed as. The two clubs are facing each other after more than a decade and as such much has changed between them. THT brings you the lowdown on […]

Juventus vs Barcelona was not the dream final many neutrals were hoping for. Many, were desperately hoping to witness the first Super Clasico, but it was not destined to be. Destiny however has come in the form of a band of diamonds-in-the-rough, known as Juventus FC. Despite not being the bookmakers choice, the Old Lady, have defied all logic and expectation, and have come within a hairs breadth of scaling the summits of European Football, once again. Their final hurdle however, comes in the form of the equally dominant Barcelona, who like their Italian counterparts, have dramatically changed their game and have earned the tag of ‘favourites’ going into the showpeice final in Berlin. While superstars such as Pogba and Messi have grabbed headlines, it is Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique who are truly at the heart of these two modern machines. Having received a less than rapturous welcome, Allegri, in the space of 10 months, has proved all his doubters wrong. […]

Barcelona and Juventus are set to face off in the Champions League final this Saturday night. Few would’ve predicted these two sides as the eventual finalists of Europe’s top competitions when the season begun. They’ve both shown themselves worthy though, especially as the knockout rounds progressed. Barcelona, with their experience and talent on hand, will be immediate favorites but the final itself will be an intriguing tactical battle. Both sides enacted a similar approach in their semifinal ties, relying on their strongest unit to get them through. Barcelona gave Bayern Munich more time on the ball than any other opponent they usually face and used the skill, speed and intelligence of the best forward trio in world football on the counter and in general play. All the goals scored by the Spanish side were created and finished by that trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. Juventus relied on a defense led by Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini to […]