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Juventus? Champions League group stage ease has been a welcome sight



We?ve seen some great showing from the boys this season in Europe In recent years, Juventus has had their fair share of trials and tribulations when playing in the first portion of a Champions League campaign.
Last season?s group stage contained a thrashing 3-0 by Barcelona at the Camp Nou, as well as a draw against both Barca and Sporting within a month of each other. In previous seasons before that, there were draws against Borussia Monchengladbach and a loss against Sevilla, as well as a loss to Olympiacos the year prior.
The thing about Juventus in Europe over the course of these seasons was that while the team was making runs to the Champions League final in 2015 and 2017, the group stage always seemed like it was a complete conundrum. Oftentimes Juventus wouldn?t play to their own caliber and drop points in matches to teams of less quality. The team took time to kick it into gear, not really showing up as one would expect until the knockout rounds. There was never a consistent run of great form on European nights in those first 6 matches of the Champions League. It?s for that reason it is so welcoming and exciting to see Juventus do this well through the first half of the group matches this season. Three wins from three matches and a maximum amount of nine points already has Juventus with one foot through the door to the Round of 16. In past years, there were times we wouldn?t know the fate of the team?s fortunes until deep into group play. Take last year for ...
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