faced ten times more pressure in Israel as a result of Juventus’ Champions League loss to Maccabi Haifa (2-0). Juventus’ season has been utterly awful so far, and their journey to Haifa may have been the most depressing hour and a half of the year. The home team controlled the first half and scored two well-deserved goals. The visitors were never able to fully recover and suffered a pitiful 2-0 loss.
In the second half, Juventus played a little bit better, but despite dominating play, they failed to generate any clear-cut chances. The Italian powerhouses’ woes got worse when Angel Di Maria had to leave the game in the first half due to what appeared to be a hamstring injury. With the World Cup only a few weeks away, he will be forced to wait while he considers the scan’s findings.
If Allegri hasn’t already lost his job, he must be in serious danger of doing so. Numerous speculations claim that Juventus has the resources to release him from his obligations, but they simply cannot continue down the course they have been on for the past few months and beyond.
Nearly 20 years have passed since Maccabi Haifa last triumphed at home in a Champions League match. They defeated Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United 3-0 on October 29, 2002.
Juventus will be behind PSG or Benfica, the second-place team in Group H, by at least four points going into the fifth game week of the Champions League. They must defeat both of those teams in their final two games if they hope to advance to the knockout round.
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