Chievo v Juventus : Preview, Team-news and Prediction

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A new era will begin at Juventus led by the biggest superstar of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo, when the Bianconeri will face Chievo Verona in the opening match of 2018-19 Seria A season on Saturday.

Juventus fans are excited for Cristiano Ronaldo making his official debut, but the news that Claudio Marchisio has left the club all of a sudden on Friday, made many fans heartbroken. This comes after club legend Gianluigi Buffon also left the Old Lady at the end of last season, alongwith players like Stephan Lichtsteiner and Khadwo Asamoah. Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara also departed to make way for Criatiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci respectively.

With the kind of signings Juventus have made this summer, anything other than a treble this season, will be considered a failure, as expectations are very high amoung the fans.

The whole world is waiting for this game to start, as superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will make his official debut for the Bianconeri, after joining them for a club record fee of €110 million from Real Madrid.

 

REACTIONS –

 

MAX ALLEGRI –

I’ve always said that this season will be more difficult than ever. We have the best player in the world, Bonucci is back and we’ve made other signings like Can, Cancelo and Spinazzola.We’ve improved, but so have others. We must put aside this period of excitement for the arrival of these players and get back down to earth.

 

LORENZO D’ANNA – Chievo Manager

Our idea is to make Juve sweat for every point. It won’t just be Juve on the field with us as a punching bag, as we want to cause them real problems and make them struggle if they are to win. It is the Serie A debut of Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Ballon d’Or winner will find clubs like Chievo are more organised than in La Liga.

 

 

JUVENTUS EXPECTED XI –

 

                         Szczesny

Cancelo   Bonucci   Chiellini   Sandro

                      Can    Pjanic

     Cuadrado   Dybala   Mandzukic

                        Ronaldo

 

PREDICTION – 

Juventus are clear favourites to start the new season with a comfortable win against a very average Chievo Verona side, and Cristiano Ronaldo will be expected to score his first goal in a Juve shirt. But, it will take some time before we see the Old Lady playing at their best as the new signings(CR7, Bonucci, Cancelo, Can) will take some time to adjust to Max Allegri’s tactics.

Chievo 1-2 Juventus

GRAZIE! CLAUDIO MARCHISIO

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