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Serie A – Milan clubs regain glory; Juventus have work to do

The Serie A also had its share of major changes in dominance in the 2020/21 season. A new champion emerged against all odds in Antonio Conte's Inter Milan as Juventus' stranglehold on the title for close to a decade was halted. The champions went on to end the season on a high as they thrashed Udinese 5:1 at home on the final day of the season. The performances they put up even after being confirmed as champions is a pointer that they will be up for it next season. This means that Juventus have their work cut out for them if they want to regain their status as the best club in Italy because the Nerazzurri are the best in the land presently. READ: Foxes gradually attaining status as final day top four bottlers Furthermore, it appears that the glory days of the Milan clubs are ba...
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Pirlo could oversee Juve’s worst Serie A finish in a decade

The Serie A title winner has already been decided and the champions have sealed a place in next season's UEFA Champions League. Antonio Conte's Inter Milan are the only side that are guaranteed a place in the competition next season thus far whilst the teams from second to the fifth position are still fighting to secure Champions League football. Regardless, the main issue is Juventus who have been knocked out of the top 4 with just 3 games to go after been thrashed 3 nil by Stefano Pioli's AC Milan in Turin on Sunday night. This is a result that no one saw coming especially from an AC Milan team that have been out of sorts and very inconsistent in recent times. READ: THE BEST FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY It's not like Juventus have been very consistent either but it ...
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The Juve job is seemingly too big for Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo was undoubtedly successful with Juventus in his time as a player but the same can't be said of his ongoing managerial spell at the club. It is all but confirmed that the Old Ladies won't be Serie A champions this year. Therefore, the quest for a 10th consecutive scudetto win is gone out the window. Should the Turin giants have stayed put with Maurizio Sarri? Maybe they should have, as they are about to fall short of Sarri's record which eventually resulted in his sack. The Old Ladies currently sit fourth in the Serie A, 12 points adrift of league leaders Inter Milan with 10 games to go. The sad story for Juventus is that Antonio Conte's men are in the form of their lives and are also one of the best teams in Europe this season at the domestic level. READ: Baggies h...
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Is it finally time to end Juve’s Serie A dominance?

A good number of fans have been hoping for a shift of dominance in Serie A in recent years. Will this be the case at the end of the 2020/21 season? The question is a very difficult one to answer and it has been proven over the years in Serie A. Juventus have wholly dominated the league and there has been nothing that both old and new rivals have been able to do about it. We've seen cases where the other title contenders in the Serie A start the season like a house on fire only to falter when the pressure peaks and Juventus have an easy stroll to the defense of their title. Well, with the way the season is panning out in Italy, we may see a change this year, and what better time than now? This is arguably the best time for other big teams in Serie A to take the battle to the Old...
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The Oldies are gradually being phased out for the Newbies

The young managers are beginning to take over from the old guard in most of the elite clubs in Europe. It's safe to say that the prestigious managers are being phased out gradually. The players who made their mark, playing for some of the elite clubs in Europe are assuming the managerial helm at those clubs. It comes as no major surprise going by the precedent that has been set by successful pioneers. The likes of Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane are prime examples. Guardiola replaced Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona years back and built a very formidable Barcelona side that conquered Europe and world club football for years before he departed from the club.  This was a major feat for a rookie manager and his achievement with the Barcelona side will reverberate in the world of footbal...