Juventus defeated in first pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund

Image taken from Juventus.com

Image taken from Juventus.com

It was Juventus' first friendly of the summer and while they may have lost 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund, which demonstrated their lack of fitness at this stage of their preparations, there were also many positives to note in the match as well.

It was clear that Massimiliano Allegri's men were lacking in rhythm and dynamism. While Dortmund whizzed past, demonstrating energy and cohesion, Juventus appeared off pace and were desperately struggling to keep up. To be fair to the Bianconeri, this was the Germans' seventh friendly this summer.

New Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has already created a good unit, slowly transmitting his ideals to the team that was once overpowered by former manager Jurgen Klopp's infectious energy.

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