Allegri admits: "We were lucky against Maccabi Haifa."
Rabio complimented the green audience
Juventus scratched hard 1:3 against the greens, Rabio broke his form and is ready for the game in Haifa (we knew they had good players and a passionate audience), Di Maria recovered on the way to the all-time record in the Champions League, but Allegri admitted: "At the end of the game it was quiet in the dressing room and that says everything "
Thursday, 06 October 2022, 00:23 Updated: 00:33
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Juventus and their coach from Similano Allegri can breathe a little easier this evening (Wednesday), after a 1:3 victory over Maccabi Haifa in the third round of the Champions League that gave the Italians their first points of the season in the plant - but Juve had very tense minutes in the second half, after the Israeli champion was reduced to 2 :1 from a goal by Dean David, and the greens took control of the game and were very close to equalizing.
Juventus had a bad start to the season, when in the Italian league the old lady was only in 7th place, with only 3 wins in 8 matches, and even against Maccabi Haifa the team's lack of confidence could be recognized.
Massimiliano Allegri said at the end: "The players are not satisfied because we were lucky. We need to know how to play until the end. We were lucky, but at the end of the game there was silence in the dressing room and that says it all...".
The coach added: "We have to take a few more steps forward. Vlahovic, for example, played well, but he had to score more. It can't be that out of four situations, he will score only one. He has to play faster and then create continuity."
Vlahovitch hugs Rabio, the Juventus players after the victory over Maccabi Haifa (Photo: GettyImages, Valerio Pennicino)
However, there are also bright spots.
Adrien Rabiot broke the drought in a big way with an unusual brace.
The last time the Frenchman scored was exactly 50 games ago in all competitions, on May 23, 2021 against Bologna.
"I'm happy that I won, but I already said before that what's important is that the team wins," Rabio said, "We played well, maybe we lost a little in the second half, but we're on the right track."
Rabio was on the verge of moving to Manchester United in the summer, the Red Devils had already agreed with Juventus and only disagreements between him and the Englishmen prevented a move.
Tonight he said: "I give 100 percent in every practice and every game. The coach trusts me and it is important to him to have a player who gives balance to the team. I am happy, I feel good here. We had some difficulties, but now we are improving" and we are on the right track.
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Juventus player Adrien Rabiot (Photo: GettyImages, Emilio Andreoli)
Rabio complimented Maccabi Haifa ahead of the meeting in Israel, saying: "They have good players and a passionate crowd, we know that, but if we play with this attitude, we can win there."
Another bright spot is Angel Di Maria, who started the season hesitantly, and today provided three assists.
Now Di Maria needs only four more assists to become the player with the most assists in the history of the factory.