Juventus would be looking to make it three wins from three games as they resume their Serie A campaign away to Fiorentina
There’s definitely a feeling of anticipation at Juventus as the Serie A giants look to conquer Europe. Now that they have already stamped their authority in the Italian Serie A, the reigning champions would be eager to at least go for a double that includes European glory – something that has eluded them for quite some time.
Although they’re second in the standings only due to Inter Milan’s superior goal difference, the Old Lady is going to be a tough prospect this season once again.
The game against Fiorentina couldn’t have come at a better time for Maurizio Sarri’s men since La Viola is yet to register a win this campaign so far.
Here are a few things that might happen in the coming week as Fiorentina face the Turin juggernaut.
De Ligt finds his feet
The young Dutchman has faced quite a bit of criticism ever since he sealed a move to Juventus. A forgettable debut was followed by mediocre displays and a place on the bench, something the youngster never saw coming.
Indeed, with players like Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini in the squad, it would be hard to break in the team for any player, let alone start on a regular basis.
However, with Chiellini set to face a spell on the sidelines after rupturing his cruciate ligaments, De Ligt will now have a chance to make the starting spot his own. At the age of 20, the youngster has a lot of time on his hands to develop into a world class centre-back we know he can be.
Perhaps the game against Fiorentina would be a good place to start.
Tough net to rattle
While the game against Napoli was quite a high-octane affair, it is clear that Juventus will not be letting in goals that easily against a team that has found it hard to find the target so far this season. La Viola is clearly struggling and it bodes well for Juventus.
The way the season has gone on so far, goal difference might matter a lot so expect Juventus to be very solid in defense. Regardless of who starts at the centre of defense, Sarri would be expecting his team to keep the gates closed for 90 minutes.
Ronaldo to continue scoring freely
Following a great international break where he continued scoring at a pace that is frightening to say the least, the Portugal ace is likely to score a couple at least. While he may not be the youngest player on the pitch, Ronaldo can make a difference for any side.
His career at Juventus has so far been very successful and the scoring rate suggests that the former Real Madrid man will find the net again.