The 2019-20 Serie A has come and gone and Juventus has won their 9th successive top-flight title after beating Sampdoria 2-0 at the Juventus Stadium last week.
The Turin giant later suffered back to back losses against Cagliari and AS Roma in their last two games of the season.
Since the domestic league has now been decided, it means that Juventus and Napoli will be meeting in the Italia Super Cup next season again after losing the Coppa Italia trophy to Genarro Gattuso’s men in the final.
2019-20 Serie A: Not so impressive Juventus
Although this might not be the most impressive Juventus team, the champions defended their last Serie A title with some questionable performances.
This type of performance means that the likes of Inter Milan, Lazio, Atalanta will be stronger next season and may dislodge the old lady from the top if necessary improvement is not done to the squad as it is looking like hey are depending on Crstiano Ronado for goals. The Portuguese scored 31 goals this season in the top flight to finish behind Ciro Imobille on the goal scoring chart.
Juventus en route to winning the Scudetto won 26 out of the 38 games played, drew 5 and lost 7. The Turin giant also scored 76 goals and conceded 43 in the process, garnering 83 points to beat Inter Milan that completed the season with a 2-0 victory over in-form Atalanta to the title. The Nerazzurri finished the season with 82 points.
Champions League debutant, Atalanta continued from where they stopped last season to qualify for the next season edition of the European clubs biggest tournament by securing the third spot, with goals difference separating them from Lazio, who faltered few games to the end of the season after maintaining constant push against Juventus.
The Orobici capped off their impressive season by being the highest scoring side in the division with 98 goals. This was helpful against the 48 they conceded to seal European football for them again. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men could stun bookmakers if they succeed in beating PSG in the quarter-final of the Champions League.
Roma ended up finishing outside their usual top four this season by occupying the 5th spot, eight points behind Lazio and Atalanta.
Milan on the other hand will be happy to be back in Europe after finishing 6th ahead of Coppa Italia winners, Napoli on 66 points.
The resurgence of the Rossoneri after the restart could be linked to the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose influence in the dressing room has been massive. This also helped Stefano Pioli to keep his job as the manager.
The Swede is expected to be rewarded with a new deal and we could see a further resurging Milan next season.
Although they couldn’t make the top four, Napoli could still pat themselves in the back for making it to Europe via the Coppa Italia win. Gattuso has made some improvements again but their defensive frailties will have to be addressed ahead of next season if they are to make another trip back to Champions League because scoring is not their problem.
With acquisition of Victor Osimhen from Lille, Napoli could be banging goals against any team in the division come next season.
Despite several attempts to avoid going back to the Serie B, Lecce joined the weeping boys, Brescia and Spal in the second division.
Even a draw against Parma that had already secured their Serie A status for next season won’t have been enough as Genoa and Torino had moved away from them.
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