Reactions after Juventus’ defeat against Maccabi Haifa


Omer Atzili put Maccabi Haifa ahead already in the seventh minute and converted a through ball from Pierre Cornud.

Frantzdy Pierrot facilitated the second for Atzili to score again in the 42nd minute and double Maccabi Haifa’s lead going into the break.

Juventus defended better in the second half but were unable to provide a consistent threat up front as Maccabi Haifa held on to take all three points.

The defeat means Juventus are now third in the group behind Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica.

Juventus now need to win their remaining group games and hope other results follow their path to advance to the Champions League round of 16.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has climbed back to the top of the trends after another loss.

Juventus have had a poor start to the season in Italy and are now in danger of missing out on the continents elite teams.

The team’s fans demanded that Allegri be sacked, however Juventus president Andrea Agnelli decided not to bow to the pressure, speaking to Skysports, saying: “Massimiliano Allegri is our head coach and he will stay”. he tells Sky Sport.

“I feel embarrassed and angry… so in these kinds of situations you can’t blame just one person, it’s the whole group.”

Allegri, on the other hand, acknowledges the enormity of the defeat on his way to qualifying from the group.

He said: “Hard to explain. We just have to shut up, work and get out of this situation.

“Tomorrow we are going to retire until the derby, we will all stay at Continassa, it is a duty to act with the club, with the fans and above all with ourselves”.

Juventus take on Benfica in their next Champions League match scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2022.


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