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Pre-season guide: Juventus

Your guide to Juventus' pre-season friendlies

Pre-season guide: Juventus

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The Italian champions will look to get their season up and running. Goal looks at the pre-season friendlies that Juventus will play before they begin the title defence

With two consecutive Scudetto's in their bag and a promising season in the Champions League, Juventus will try and carry the winning momentum into the next season. The Bianconeri reassemble on Friday, 12 July at Chatillon’s Stadio Brunod for their first training session.

Back to work from July 12th

All the players are expected to be back along with new signings Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.

Pre-Season Friendlies

Juventus v/s AC Milan and Sassuolo

Date: 23st July, 2013

Venue: Reggio Emilia’s Stadio Città del Tricolore, Italy

Kick Off: TBC


Every year the official sponsor of the Italian Serie A, TIM, holds a competition in which three Italian teams are involved. Juventus have a perfect opportunity to test their new signings as they will play against a top team in Milan and a rejuvenated Sassuolo, who were promoted to the Serie A after winning the Serie B title. The game of 45 minutes will be played in a round robin format at Reggio Emilia and the points distribution will be according to the league format.

About the opposition -

Sassuolo had a terrific season under new boss Eusebio Di Francesco, who helped the Emilian club jump to the Serie A. The club have already started to strengthen their squad with the acquisition Milan centre-back Francesco Acerbi as part of a co-ownership deal. They will face a stern test in the form of the two Italian powerhouses in Juventus and Milan, but they would see it as a good exposure that will help them do well in the Serie A.

18 year old Domenico Berardi will be a man to watch out, who scored 12 goals in the Serie B last season. Despite the tender age, the youngster is touted to spearhead his side's attack in the Italian top flight.


Juventus v/s Everton

Date: 31st July, 2013

Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco

Kick Off: 20:00 (local time)

05:00 GMT/10:30 IST (1 August)


On 26th July, Antonio Conte's men fly to USA for their Jeep US Tour. Juventus will then play against Everton in the International Champions Cup. The winner in this fixture will be drawn against the winner amongst Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy, who will play on August 1. Chelsea, AC Milan, Valencia and Inter Milan are also set to participate in the competition. All the clubs will meet up on August 6 and 7 in Miami, where the city’s Sun Life Stadium is to play host to the final stages.


Juventus v/s Juventus Primavera

Date: 11 August., 2013

Venue: Stadio Comunale, Villar Perosa.

Kick Off: TBC


After their busy schedule in USA, Conte's troops return to Italy and will play Juventus Primavera as a part of the club’s traditional pre-season friendly. The Primavera Squad is the youth academy of Juventus, and comprises of footballers between 15 and 20 years of age. Although Juventus are expected to field a comparitively weaker squad against the Primavera, they will be aware of the potential of their successors.


Juventus' Man to Watch - Carlos Tevez


Carlos Tevez completed a move to Juventus for a fee reported to be in the bracket of £10m rising to a further £2m in add-ons. The Argentine, who was in the final year of his contract with Manchester City, is expected to spearhead Juventus' attack in the coming season. Tevez's move comes at the right time for the Turin club, with the current roster of strikers failing to make a impression. Juventus fans will also look forward as to how the former Manchester United forward revels in the no. 10 jersey, which was formerly worn by the legendary Alessandro Del Piero.


What the Bench-warmers need to do...

With an already strong squad at their disposal cumulated by the addition of new signings marks a danger for the fringe players. Mauricio Isla played only a handful of games last season due to the good showings by Swiss international Stephan Lichtsteiner. He will try and take the advantage of the game time in the pre-season, making him a potential starter at the wing back role. Several other players in Simone Pepe and Paolo De Ceglie will also try and appeal for a first team spot going into the next season with some match-winning performances for the Bianconeri.