5 reasons why Juventus will win the UEFA Champions League 2018/19
The UEFA Champions League is arguably the biggest and the most prestigious of all competitions in terms of club football. It ranks almost on the same levels as the FIFA World Cup if the level of competitiveness is considered, and is the most coveted trophy in Europe; a prize every club wants to get their hands upon.
Last season, Real Madrid scripted their name in the history books as the only team to have won a hat-trick of UCL titles, thereby stamping their superiority over all other clubs in the continent. However, things have changed radically at the Santiago Bernabeu since then and things have gone downhill this season for Los Blancos. Other teams are threatening to break their dominance and lift the trophy this time out.
There are many strong title contenders alongside Real Madrid this time out - Manchester City, Juventus, Liverpool, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Out of all these teams, one team does stand out because of the overall quality of its players on the pitch and the coordination between them. Manchester City were among the title favourites last season and they look like genuine contenders this time out.
However, things have changed slightly after the transfer window last summer. Another team whose eyes are lurking on the big trophy is Juventus. In addition to that, their current form in the Champions League and in the Italian Serie A suggests that they can be a serious threat to all other superclubs that are fighting for the top spot.
Manager Massimiliano Allegri has been at the helm for the last five years and has slowly built a team that can go all the way and lift the trophy at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on the 1st of June, 2019. Here are the 5 reasons why Juventus will win the UEFA Champions League in 2018/19.
1) The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo
The beautiful game has given birth to so many legends but not everyone has managed to impact the game quite as much as Cristiano Ronaldo has done. Alongside his long-time nemesis Lionel Messi, he has dominated the game like no other player in the history of the game. The five Ballon d'Or won by him are a testament to Ronaldo's greatness.
It can be said that Cristiano was one of the major reasons in the rise of Real Madrid as the elite club of the world and ever since he joined Juventus in the summer, Real Madrid have been searching for the spark and zeal.
However, the Portuguese captain is still growing by leaps and bounds and even at the age of 33, there is no slowing down the goal-machine. He has already hit the ground running for Juventus this season having scored 10 goals and bagged 6 assists so far.
He is going to be pivotal to the Old Lady's chances of winning the Champions League. With Ronaldo in the starting XI, nothing is impossible.