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Arrigo Sacchi predicts the Serie A title challenge between inter and Juventus

Former Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi assessed the developing title race between Inter and Juventus, analyzing the strengths of both teams and anticipating their upcoming Derby d’Italia.

The perennial rivals are emerging as frontrunners in the Serie A table after 12 matches, with Inter leading at 31 points and Juventus closely following at 29.

The upcoming Derby d’Italia on November 26, post the international break, at Turin’s Allianz Stadium could play a pivotal role in determining the Scudetto winner this season.

Inter, fueled by last season’s Champions League success, and Juventus, benefiting from a lack of European competition, are both eager to clinch the league title, aiming to surpass recent champions Milan and Napoli.

Arrigo Sacchi, in his analysis for La Gazzetta dello Sport, outlined why Inter and Juventus are the primary contenders for this season’s title.

“It is still too early to say that the fight for the Scudetto is restricted to the duel between Inter and Juve, but there are quite a few clues in this regard.

“The games are almost always decided between March and April, when the international competitions come into their own and can take away energy, but the Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri have so far demonstrated a consistency of performance that puts them ahead of the other rivals, often victims of incomprehensible stumbles and lack of attention.

“Juve, moreover, compared to Inter, have the advantage of not competing in Europe, this allows Allegri to work throughout the week with his group, avoiding long and stressful journeys.

Arrigo Sacchi sees Napoli out of the Serie A race

“On November 26, when the league resumes after the break for the commitments of the national teams (by the way: go Italy!), there will be the direct clash in Turin that will not yet tell the whole truth, but will at least direct the judgement.

“Napoli, having ended the magnificent experience of the Scudetto with Spalletti, have slipped into a tunnel from which they cannot seem to emerge. The defeat against Empoli certifies the negative moment.

“However, it is also fair to congratulate the Tuscans, who played at a 1000 per hour for the entire match, just as we must praise Lecce, who against Milan always believed in the comeback. It is the revolt of the peons, and don’t take offence for those of Empoli and Lecce if I call them by this term.

“Every time I see a ‘little one’ put a ‘big one’ in trouble, I am happy. It is proof that in football, and in life, nothing is impossible.

“Inter have made a counter-move on Juve and so arrive at the big duel with a slight advantage. The Bianconeri, as we well know, make defensive solidity and counter-attacking their main weapons. They do not concede anything to the spectacle, they do not look for it, they play only for the result.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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