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Pre-Season: Juventus

Pre-Season: Juventus 

Juventus are back from a long international break & they will take on Cesena in their first pre-season friendly on Saturday.  This will also be the first friendly match of Serie C team – Cesena

Pre-Season: Juventus

Max Allegri is back at the helm after a two-year gap and will be looking to get off to a great start with a win in his opening game.

There have been 33 meetings between the two sides across all competitions so far, Juventus has a better record with 16 wins while Cesena has struggled against the Turin giants and has only 2 wins.  in the past.  Their last win was a 2-0 match in 1987-88.  At the same time, there were 15 draws between the two sides.

The last time they faced off was in Serie A 2014-15, with that match ending in a 2-2 draw.

There are a few injury concerns that Max Allegri has to deal with in pre-season.  Arthur suffered a leg injury last week and is out of action until September. Marco da Graca and Paulo Dybala have had minor training difficulties and will not be risking the game.  Meanwhile, the brightest star Cristiano Ronaldo is still on vacation after EURO 2020.

As for Cesena, Rosario Damiano Maddaloni is their only injury concern ahead of this friendly clash.  The defender suffered a cruciate ligament injury in March and is expected to make a full recovery in October.