The last Italian side to feature in European competition, Juventus are the pride of the peninsula. Whilst they should be applauded for all they have done this season, this club really should be carrying the reputation of Calcio in the Champions League as opposed to the less prestigious competition that is the Europa League. Nonetheless, it is the Bianconeri's duty to defeat Lyon, their next opponent, and reach the next stage of the competition.
The Old Lady must have smiled when she realised she would be taking on Lyon rather than the likes of Sevilla and Porto, two European stalwarts the Italians were hoping to avoid. However, any match that is not taken seriously leads to complacency and essentially a defeat. The French giants may not be the team they once were, but they are a dangerous opponent and have already impressed in the competition, suffering only one defeat to Viktoria Plzen thus far.
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