The fans aged, manager Massimiliano Allegri looked on the verge of collapsing and club president Andrea Agnelli was barely capable of containing his nerves. Juventus defeated Olympiakos 3-2 but they made sure they did it the hard way, putting all those in attendance through a roller-coaster of emotions.
Allegri finally did what so many have demanded, especially this particular blogger -- he played all four of his best players in midfield and created a side that was capable of attacking with more fluidly. Deploying a 4-3-1-2 formation, Juventus were dynamic, intense and ferocious when attacking, creating an abundance of opportunities to pile on the pressure.
After so many games of dull and predictable build-up play, the Bianconeri were finally living up to their expectations, taking risks in a game that demanded victory.
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