Juve, debutants on the bands Cancelo-Spinazzola factors?March 11, 2019
Joao Cancelo, 24 years old. Getty
For life lessons, please turn off. Offshore in the sense of "in the band", over there on the right and at the bottom on the left. João Cancelo and Leonardo Spinazzola can be strategic for Juve-Atletico, the game of the year, and in all this there is a lot of tactics, there are many considerations on the paths of life. The tactics are fascinating, the stories of men a little more.
Max Allegri these days is imagining the game in mind. There are few certainties, but he has chosen one soon: Atletico Madrid does not fight without being dangerous off. In the defensive commandments of Simeon, one is written on the stone: the center is defended. In other words: the door is protected with many men. The Cholo wants many players in the area of the ball and fielded the Atletico with a 4-4-2, which means double line of four ahead of Oblak. The best men are at the center: Godin and Gimenez. The fullbacks, whatever the initial choice of Simeone, will be the weak point. Arias is attackable and Juanfran should play left, not on his ideal side. Juventus can hurt in that area, with Douglas Costa – maybe in the second half, considering that he has not played for over a month – and with outsiders. If Allegri was able to expand that defense, forcing the full-backs of Cholo to expand, would see unexpected spaces in the area. This is why Cancelo and Spinazzola are important.
João in Juventus-Atletico plays a piece of reputation. Football fans some nights do not recognize and do not understand: is the phenomenon seen at the beginning of the season or the normal full-back of the last part of the season? In 2019, Cancelo lived only one extra luxury night, in Rome against Lazio: he entered 20 minutes from the end and changed the world. For the rest, normal, sometimes disappointing, the first leg rejected by Allegri and kept on the bench not to risk too much right. Juventus fans, even, gave the greatest thrill on social media: Cancelo wrote a celebrative post for the victory over Napoli and Mauro Icardi put a partially significant and very provocative like. Tomorrow no words, also because Cancelo in public answers in monosyllables, and a lot of football. He will play from the beginning, probably on the preferred right wing, and he will have to make the difference. The emotion, in an evening like this, has no space. João will play the first knockout match in the Champions League but will have to prove he is ready. The experience between Europa League and Champions League with Inter and Valencia will have to be enough.
Leonardo Spinazzola is his different twin. A bit 'because in the case of 3-5-2 could play left, on the other side, a little' because his life story is very different. The value to consider here is perseverance, self-confidence. In a sense, stubbornness. "Spina" in January seemed destined to go and play in a small-medium. The Bologna called, then recalled, eventually called again. Juventus seriously thought about sending him to play but he changed his mind when Cuadrado got hurt for real. Above all, Leonardo decided he wanted to stay in black and white. He overcame the physical problems and tomorrow he could start from the bench or play from the beginning. It would be the first match in the Champions League of his career but also a prize for self-confidence. In autumn, Spinazzola was injured, in winter a reserve. It's almost spring and he, surprisingly, can play the game of the year.
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