For the sake of prestige, for the financial rewards and for the development of the team, Juventus must do enough against Borussia Dortmund to ensure they qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. It is an inevitable fact that Juventus need European success to grow on a commercial level and gain type of money that will guarantee better men in the squads and a better brand.
On the other hand, this is the worst Borussia Dortmund we have seen in recent years. Koln should have thought about new strategy to fill the void attacking idea and fast counter-attacks.
The day of the match was coming, and Allegri was the one who strongly hold the team’s ambition to win the big match. And after watching his men put on a dominant and impressive display at Westfalenstadion, Massimilano Alegri was visibly satisfied, and he was in no mood for playing coy.
“It’s immensely satisfying to have gone through after two excellent performances,” he said to the reports. “It took us a while to get the measure of things again after Pogba went off injured but we managed to hold onto the ball well and kept things tidy at the back.”
Furthermore, confidently, the boss of Juventus stated that he and his side deserved this win because they played really well against Borussia Dortmund. Westfalen is one of the ‘creepiest’ stadium among European clubs, but Alegri’s men showed to his fans and also Die Borussen, that the atmosphere did not affect their impressive display.
They were several criticism in the past about Juve’s journey in the current tournament, but the Thursday’s (19/3) game broke all of those sayings. The coach keeps on ensuring the men, “the guys just need to believe they can have their say in Europe. There are three or four really strong teams in the Champions League but anything can happen.” And following the 0-3 win over Borussia Dortmund, they even got so much praises for their impressive play, and especially, Allegri’s tactical strategy. Juve really killed the game, it was anincredible European away performances.
One of Allegri’s successful tactical moves was to hand Max Pereyra the task of marking Gundogan. “It’s something we worked on before the game, knowing that Sahin wasn’t going to be involved,” Alegri stated. Juventus produced one of the strongest away performance and having Carlos Tevez (brace) and Alvaro Morata scored the goals to seal the victory.
And some people have commented that the game was a disastrous match for Borussia Dortmund since they showed poor game plan with no width, no space to play and the wrong personnel on the field. They might suffered from injuries, but Blaszczykowski could have started a right-back to reinforce the defensing side.