CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL UNLIKELY FOR JUVENTUS

Juventus started this season as the Italian champions having won the Italian Serie A title for the ninth time at the end of last season under Maurizio Sarri. The ex-Empoli and Napoli tactician was sacked by the club and replaced by club legend Andrea Pirlo despite winning the league.

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The appointment of Pirlo has been nothing short of disaster as Juventus failed to mount any serious title challenge. To this effect, Inter Milan have replaced them as Italian Serie A champions after the Nerazzuri confirmed a first league title in over a decade last weekend thanks to former Juventus manager Antonio Conte.

Despite the firepower of Cristiano Ronaldo, Pirlo was not able to lead the club to at least challenge Inter for the title and they also face a big battle to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition in the new season.

The Old Lady dropped out of the top four places needed for Champions League football at the weekend after they were comprehensively beaten by rivals AC Milan. Juventus were on the receiving end of a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of the Rossoneri.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus and he has scored 27 goals in the league this season but it looks like his goals won’t be enough to save the Old Lady from failing to qualify for the Champions League next season.

As things stand after the latest set of games in the Italian top flight, Juventus trail Napoli in fourth place with three games to go. Milan are one point better in third place.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the leading goalscorer in the history of the Champions League with 134 goals and it would be a big disappointment for him not to feature in the competition next season.