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In the Old Lady home there is satisfaction after the victory against Olympiacos, a major victory and in some ways emblematic of a possible breakthrough in Europe.

Surely this season the Bianconeri are doing better, at least until today, than ever before. The 3-2 which was defeated Olympiacos represents an improvement over that Galatasaray 2-2 in Turin that had imposed last year with Mancini on the bench.

To date the formation of Allegri with two races before the end has already reached the same points at the end of the round of last year, which ended with 3 draws only 1 win and 2 losses. This year Allegri’s formation scored the same number of losses (2), but also a victory – particularly comforting the way in which the victory was achieved with Olympiacos, ie with the game, with the created chances and the desire to win. Objectively, the team played much better than the match against Galatasaray of last year.

The group does not seem a lot easier last season. The Malmo is perhaps more insidious of Copenhagen, while Atletico Madrid and Real, it may in some sense be considered at the same level, similar story for Olympiakos and Galatasaray.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013-2014 (2 GAMES GALATASARAY, AWAY GAME R. MADRID, HOME GAME COPENAGHEN)

REAL – JUVE: 2-1
JUVENTUS – GALATASARAY: 2-2
JUVENTUS – COPENAGHEN: 3-1
GALATASARAY – JUVENTUS: 1-0

GOALS: 6 MADE, 6 CONCEDED
TOTAL SHOTS DONE: 70
TOTAL SHOTS CONCEDED: 39
MEDIA BALL POSSESSION: 51%

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014-2015 (2 GAMES OLYMPIACOS, AWAY GAME ATL. MADRID, HOME GAME MALMOE)

JUVENTUS – Malmo: 2-0
ATLETICO MADRID – JUVENTUS: 1-0
OLYMPIACOS – JUVENTUS: 1-0
JUVENTUS – OLYMPIACOS: 3-2

GOALS: 5 MADE, 4 CONCEDED
TOTAL SHOTS DONE: 62
TOTAL SHOTS CONCEDED: 32
MEDIA BALL POSSESSION: 66%

Emblematic is the difference between the two teams, in comparison to be taken as a way of playing but also the other indicatives. Juventus last year concluded more on goal and had scored even more, but had also conceded more The particularity is the ball possesion this year is very high (66%), and reached up to 70% against Malmo and 69% against the Greeks on Tuesday evening, last year the highest value was 59% at home to Galatasaray.

Small improvements, therefore, but also the need to win in Sweden. To do so will serve the same Juventus seen tuesday in the entire ninety minutes, aggressive, determined, but less “wasteful”. If the team will repeat the game with the Greeks, the qualification should not be a utopia.

adapted in english an article of Massimo Pavan from tuttojuve