Situation unchanged at the top of the standings after the eleventh day of the Italian Serie A. Napoli, Milan and Inter win who remain firm in the first three places, while Roma fall and slow down Atalanta and Lazio. Juventus is in crisis and is overtaken in the standings by Fiorentina and hooked by Empoli and Verona.
Italian Serie A, Ranking: Naples 31
Cagliari 6 Bayern Munich wins 5-2 at Union Berlin.
Borussia Dortmund without too many problems with Cologne, while Bayer Leverkusen falls at home against Wolfsburg. German Bundesliga, Ranking: Bayern Munich 25
Borussia Dortmund 24
Bayer Leverkusen 17
Mainz, Union Berlin, Wolfsburg 16
Leipzig, Hoffenheim 14
Hertha Berlin 12
Borussia Monchengladbach 11
Stuttgart, Bochum 10
Eintracht Frankfurt 8
Arminia Bielefeld 5
Furth 1 Juventus in crisis: Allegri brings the players to retreat!
After two consecutive defeats in the Italian Serie A against Sassuolo and Verona, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has decided to bring the players into retirement for a week. A decision that came after the bad results at the beginning of the season in the Italian Serie A, in what is one of the worst starts ever for the Piedmontese club.
In the middle of the week, on Tuesday, Juventus' home match in the UEFA Champions League with Zenit St. Petersburg; in this competition, Juve won three out of three matches, also beating the defending champions of Chelsea. The Juventus coach in the post-match Bentegodi asked his players for silence and maximum concentration in work, this morning the choice to let all the players spend the week at the J Hotel, in retreat, so as to find the necessary team spirit.
The last time Juve retired was in Allegri's first management after the defeat against Sassuolo on 28 October 2015. Here are the words of Allegri at the press conference after the defeat: "Right now you have to feel the shame of having only 15 points in the standings.
For what we have done on the pitch, we expected a few more points. Max also needs time, he has an advantage because he already knew the environment, but he has different players than two years ago. The only medicine you need is to work and keep quiet.
In a few months, when playing with another spirit we will be in a different position, maybe we will raise our heads. there is a great team that wins without respecting the opponent. With the utmost respect, football is not foil.
If you meet a team that has greater intensity, you have to put yourself on their level, on spirit, on chasing, on running towards the opponent, about going to him."