ROME – Two finals lost in the last 5 years, two missed opportunities for a team that, however, went very close to us. But getting close is not enough, the bulletin board counts, the trophies count. Like those who collected Real Madrid, capable of winning the Champions League for three years in a row, on one occasion (2017) precisely against Juventus . Now, however, the Merengues are out while the Bianconeri still have the opportunity to raise the cup. And they have to believe it until the end (as the team's motto says) for at least 5 reasons.
1) Post Atletico Madrid enthusiasm
Winning such a game can give a crazy emotional charge to face the rest of the competition: Juventus overturned the result of the first leg to perfection against a tough team, nullifying it and defeating it without mercy. We needed a 3-0 and a 3-0 arrived , a solid mental estate, a winning tactic (thanks to Allegri) and an impeccable field application (thanks to Ronaldo & Co). After that, in essence, everything is possible.
2) Favorable draw
Ok, you have to admit it: Juventus was quite lucky in the draw for the quarter-finals. Among the "minor" teams there were only Ajax and Porto, and the Bianconeri fished the Dutch. Able to eliminate an unrecognizable Real Madrid , but certainly not up to the Bianconeri in a double confrontation. Even in this case, however, never say never: he will stay at Juventus not to underestimate a young and healthy opponent, who has already shown he is not afraid of stronger teams on paper.
3) Championship already archived
Another important factor for the bianconeri: Juventus, in fact, has already mortgaged the eighth success in a row in the league. These can easily be understood also by bookmakers and in particular by the odds on the Serie A winnings from the William Hill portal , for example, where … the Juventus Scudetto has virtually disappeared. The English betting site does not even quote the event, as it is likely to occur. Currently the Allegri team is at +15 on Napoli, the title race is practically over. For this reason the bianconeri will be able to go all in on the Champions League and allow themselves to concentrate most of their energy on the European path (given also the elimination from the Italian Cup).
4) No stronger opponents
Apart from the aforementioned Ajax and Porto, Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Barcelona and Manchester United remained in the race (Juventus aside). And the bianconeri are not inferior to any of these teams. The English frighten but are not indestructible, Barcelona is probably at the same level as the Italian champions. But not to a higher level, and this is what counts: Chiellini and his companions will play it equally with everyone. And the number 5 motive certainly influences this.
5) Fattore Ronaldo
A name, just one, to warm the public and make the opposing defenses pale. Three consecutive Champions League titles won, a rush of adrenaline and personality. A presence on the field as cumbersome as it is decisive. With a player like this on your side, everything is easier. For information ask from the parts of Madrid. Now Cristiano Ronaldo is at Juventus, and he will certainly do everything to win the most coveted cup once again.
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