Champions League Group D - D for Death

A certain few highlighted how lady luck smiled upon Juve last season, paving their way to the final by throwing easy challenges their way. After all, Borussia Dortmund were in the midst of their worst season under Jurgen Klopp, Monaco had sold off many of their stars and were far inferior in technical terms while Real Madrid, some opined, were an easier prospect that Bayern Munich or Barcelona.

To win, one always needs a little luck, but the Old Lady earned everything she achieved last season, including a final showdown against Barcelona. After years of near misses and poor finishing, the Bianconeri have grown into being a formidable European team that believes in success and has matured both mentally and physically.

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