Juventus closed all talk of a challenge to its Serie A dominance after coming through a second-half onslaught at Napoli to win 2-1 in an engrossing match that saw each side have a man sent off and stretch its lead at the top to a huge 16 points.
Unbeaten in the league with only six points dropped and 13 points clear at the top, Juventus has been utterly dominant in the Serie A this season and seems all but certain to win an eighth successive title.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri sent an ominous warning to their rivals by claiming the decision not to award Cristiano Ronaldo a sixth Ballon d’Or award will spur him on to hit new highs this season.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed the impact Cristiano Ronaldo was having on the Italian champion as the Portuguese star became the first player to achieve 100 Champions League wins in Tuesday's 1-0 success over Valencia that clinched Juve’s passage to the knockout rounds.
Some of Europe’s highest-profile club coaches, including José Mourinho, have called upon UEFA to review the use of the away goals rule in continental competitions because scoring away from home is not as difficult as it used to be.
Cristiano Ronaldo's reported move from Real Madrid to Juventus gained momentum Tuesday with reports that the multiple Ballon d'Or winner had already had talks with Massimiliano Allegri, the Italian champion’s coach.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri lavished praised on his side, but was left disappointed that Fernando Llorente failed to convert a late chance that would have given his men a 3-1 first-leg lead in its UEFA Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid.