Against Olympiakos, manager Massimiliano Allegri finally applied his own ideas to Juventus, playing a formation he thought would best exploit the skill of the current group of players available to him. Despite looking defensively fragile, the Bianconeri won, but more importantly, they played a better game, one in which they created, looked more in control when in possession and were capable of success.
Since the match, the media have speculated as to whether the 4-3-1-2 formation would be a mainstay and whom the club were targeting on the transfer market to play in the trequartista role going forward. In the meantime, the question being asked is: can Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata and Fernando Llorente all play together? Former Juventus player and youth team coach Fabrizio Ravanelli feels that unless a front line is willing to sacrifice incessantly, such ideas would not yield a positive result. But is he right?
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