JUVENTUS, GAZZETTA – As the Gazzetta reports today, Juventus in the Champions League group were not lucky, but not too lucky either.
“Precedents Among the three opponents, the best known in Juventus’ history is PSG, despite the fact that the two teams have never faced each other in the Champions League. Eight matches in the other cups, with the last meeting that was particularly indigestible to the French: 1997 European Super Cup, Juventus’ last continental trophy, PSG took both home and away … Nine! With the 1-6 of the Parco dei Principi come onta. Of course, things have changed a lot in Paris since then. The current owner still lives the Champions League as a taboo, but thanks to the petrodollars from Qatar he has built the most expensive team in the world, with that trident to scare anyone. And by the way: Neymar, Messi and Mbappé have already faced (and hit) Juve. Which, however, in the previous eight with the PSG has never lost. The film of the meetings with Benfica is much less happy, with the exception of the 1992-93 Uefa Cup. The last was fatal to Conte’s Juve in the 2014 Europa League semifinal. The final was at the Stadium, the Lusitanians will go there, then they will lose to Sevilla. Even in the 1967-68 European Cup it was Benfica who qualified for the final with a double victory. Other times. Back then the Portuguese were in the elite of continental football thanks to Eusebio’s magic, today they are quite downsized, although in the last ten years they boast two Europa League finals (lost). Lastly, Maccabi Haifa, whose only crossing dates back to the 2009-10 Champions League group stage: double 1-0, but Juventus eliminated in the groups ”.