This time it’s over. After nine interrupted years of the Italian league title, Juventus will not be crowned this season. Indeed, with Atalanta’s draw in Sassuolo this Sunday afternoon, Antonio Conte and Inter have been officially announced as new holders of the Serie A title. terrible season for Juventus and its star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Before his arrival, Juventini were collecting Champions League finals. The goal was clear with the arrival of the Portuguese: to win the Cup with Big Ears. So, we do not know if this is due to her presence in the Turin ranks or to the risky choices of the coaches (Maurizio Sarri then Andrea Pirlo), but the Old Lady, for two years, or even three, has lost her luster and had already been threatened by Inter last season.
Questions about his future
This Sunday, Juve was still hot. Led by Udinese for a good part of the match, Andrea Pirlo struggled to turn the tide. His changes weren’t terrible and he once again seemed stuck when he could have squeezed CR7 out. For some time now, we have been wondering if the five-time Ballon d’Or is not more of a weight than anything else for transalpine training.
He’s probably less strong, less dominant in the game, and ultimately maybe the Old Lady has weakened to make room for him. But this Sunday, it was again he who saved his team. A penalty first before putting a header in a more than closed angle on a nice cross from Adrien Rabiot. This summer, the question of his departure will arise. His influence in the goals scored is great (he will probably finish as Serie A top scorer), but it also perhaps prevents a more collective construction. CR7 (36) may have become a burden, but he remains the team’s last savior.