The time to see Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus in action had finally arrived as the Bianconeri drew 0-0 with the newly promoted Cesena in a preseason friendly on Wednesday.
If there were fears the Old Lady had lost her appeal after the departure of former manager Antonio Conte, think again. 18,000 spectators took their seats to watch the match with many of them Juventus supporters eager to see whether their squad possessed the same enthusiasm that has led them to record-breaking success these last three years.
Did Juventus play with character? They certainly started that way.
The Bianconeri were deployed in their usual 3-5-2 shape, and Cesena looked to neutralise their opponents by mirroring that formation and playing with great organisation.
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