Juventus: How a Punt on Andrea Barzagli Turned Around the Bianconeri's Defence

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Juventus: How a Punt on Andrea Barzagli Turned Around the Bianconeri's Defence
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Andrea BarzagliJuventus' quiet achiever, has been awe-inspiring at the back for the Bianconeri. 

It's a classic case of the ugly duckling maturing into a swan.

There were some raised eyebrows when Juve signed Barzagli from Wolfsburg for €300,000 during the 2010-11 January transfer window. However, he proved his doubters wrong by becoming one of the best centre-backs in the world. 

This article will detail Andrea's struggles with Wolfsburg, why director general Giuseppe Marotta took a punt on Barzagli and how the centre-back has turned around the Bianconeri's defence. 

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