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Serie A 2019-20: 3 reasons why Juventus won’t win the league

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Serie A has been dominated by Juventus for the last decade, first under Antonio Conte and then under Massimiliano Allegri. However, the Bianconeri are being challenged by the likes of Inter Milan and Lazio in the present campaign.

This season, the Serie A is one of the most competitive leagues across Europe and we might finally see a new Italian champion at the end of it.

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So, without further ado, here are three reasons why Juventus won’t win the Series A this season.

#1 Maurizio Sarri

Juventus surprised everyone in the summer of 2019 when they decided to replace Massimiliano Allegri with Maurizio Sarri. Allegri led Juventus to continuous dominance over their arch-rivals in the form of Inter Milan, Napoli and AC Milan and won five Scudettos in five years in charge of the Old Lady.

Sarri, on the other hand, has won just one major trophy in his career and although he made Napoli a title contender in Italy, he didn’t win the trophy even once.

Maurizio Sarri is not very flexible with his formations and has often been criticized for not having a plan B when things go wrong. There have been instances like this against Verona and Lazio where he looked out of his depth.

A team like Juventus definitely need a manager with a better pedigree if they want to fulfill their dream of winning the Champions League after 24 years.

#2 Inconsistent defence

The success of Juventus in past seasons have been dedicated to their stubborn defence which boasted the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Bargzali, and they still possess the required firepower at the back in the form of Bonucci, Chiellini, Matthijs de Ligt and Merih Demiral.

However, things are a bit different this season, owing to Chiellini’s injury and lack of form for both De Ligt and Alex Sandro. Juventus’ defensive line looks much more vulnerable and they have conceded goals against teams when it wasn’t expected of them.

Right-back is one area where they have struggled badly and even after having two recognised right-backs in their line-up, Juventus more often than not like to play Juan Cuadrado in that role, with the Colombian being a winger who lacks defensive qualities.

#3 Over-reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was signed by Juventus in the summer of 2018 to help them win the much-awaited Champions League trophy. Although the Serie A champions didn’t win the top continental honour, the Portuguese superstar’s contributions to the team were immense.

The problem that Juventus face again this season is that the majority of their goals have been scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. Although he has a supporting cast in Paulo Dybala and an ageing Gonzalo Higuain, it doesn’t fill the fans with much confidence in case Ronaldo gets injured at any point during the season.

Series A is one trophy which Juventus are excepted to win every year because of the financial muscle they have over most cubs in Italy, as a result of which they make quality signings every year.

If Juventus fail to win the Serie A title this season, it would be a major blow to the confidence of their squad. It might also bring down the curtains on Maurizio Sarri’s time at Juventus, who have lost the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana already under the former Chelsea boss’ guidance this season.

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