Serie A Preview: Much At Stake As Derbies Take Centrestage

In a weekend of cracking Seria A action, two high-intensity matches - The 'Derby of Italy' and 'The Rome Derby' - are set to potentially decide the fate of the Scudetto. Can Lazio and Juventus halt the march of their bitter rivals? TheHardTackle previews the two important clashes including team news and other data..

The Need To Re-Juve-nate!

Juventus' run this season could be described as a topsy-turvy ride. They had a decent enough start to the season, but subsequently, various injuries to key players and a rough patch in the mid season saw pressure take its toll on the Old lady. With Juventus being in a state of turmoil, TheHardTackle’s Dhawal Verma focuses on the club's need to rejuvenate.

The Senescent Old Lady

The most successful football club in the history of Italian football looks exhausted this season with the Scudetto hopes all but gone, only the Europa League to compete for outside home, is conceivably the only reasonable chance of silverware this year. Juve is on the edge of precipice this year with a disappointing season after finishing as runners up last season. The Old Lady definitely needs an age lift and all the fans must have thanked heavens after the sacking of Ciro however the cost was too much. After the early exit from UEFA Champion’s League and then crashing out of Coppa Italia against Inter, it was crystal clear that Ciro was not motivational enough for the boys at Turin and hence the firing was inevitable. After watching the team losing to the Nerazzuris in the Coppa Italia, Juventus’ board finally realized the disorder the club was in,  and came to a conclusion of replacing Ciro Ferrara which was actually […]