5 Reasons Why Juventus Will Be a Champions League Power Next Season

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
5 Reasons Why Juventus Will Be a Champions League Power Next Season
Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Arturo Vidal—with Fernando Llorente in the background—celebrates one of three goals against Copenhagen in the Champions League.

Juventus entered the 2013-14 season as dark-horse picks for the Champions League.  Such was their status that ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti and Michael Cox both picked them as winners of the competition in September, with James Horncastle picking them as runners-up.

Of course, it didn't turn out that way.  Juve struggled to put away both Copenhagen in Denmark and Galatasaray at home and were ultimately knocked out of the competition after a controversial 1-0 loss to Gala on a pitch that was practically unplayable.

The Bianconeri had several critical weaknesses in European competition that ended up being killers for them this season.  That, however, is no reason to demote them to the status of an also-ran when next year's competition begins.

The club has more than a few things going for it, and with a few tweaks Juve could become a mighty force to be reckoned with when the Continent's premier competition begins anew in September.

What gives Juve such promise?  Let's take a closer look.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Juventus from B/R on Facebook

Follow Juventus from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!


Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.