Juventus FC made good progress in the 2014 – 2015 UEFA Champions League on Tuesday afternoon, winning 1-0 against Monaco to take an early lead in the round. The fixture, a home game for the Zebras, was one of two quarterfinal matches played on Tuesday, along with a match-up between Real and Atletico Madrid that ended in a scoreless draw. Quarterfinal play will continue throughout this week and next, with Juventus and Monaco facing off against one another again on Wednesday, April 22nd. Get ready to cheer Italy’s best football club toward advancement in the tournament with a new set of Juventus gear from Soccer Box!
We still have stock of every Juventus shirt you could want at Soccer Box, from the zebra-striped Juventus home shirt 2014 – 2015, to the lime green third shirt. However, be aware that 2014 – 2015 gear is going fast at Soccer Box. Since the Zebras are one of the hottest football clubs in the world right now, there is no telling how long their gear will last. Place your order soon to make sure you get the football shirt you want!
Juventus were matched up against Monaco for the quarterfinals of this year’s Champions League contest, after eliminating Borussia Dortmund from the tournament during the round of 16. The Zebras were one of the biggest winners of the first knockout round, beating Dortmund decisively in both home and away legs, for an aggregate score of 5-1.
Meanwhile, Monaco’s Red and Whites only barely managed to score a slot in the quarterfinals. The French squad tied 3-3 with Arsenal in the aggregate score for the round, but ended up claiming victory thanks to the away goals rule.
So it was that these two football teams met on Tuesday afternoon. The stands at Juventus Stadium were packed with fans, most of them decked out in black and white striped Juventus gear. Needless to say, the Zebras had all of the momentum that comes with a home field advantage, and they used it to get ahead in the quarterfinals.
Not that it was a high-scoring fixture. The wearers of the Juventus home shirt 2014 – 2015 won the game largely on possession (controlling the ball for 60% of play time) and defense (with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon managing his fifth clean sheet of the tournament). Those statistics, along with a penalty goal from Arturo Vidal at the 57-minute mark, proved to be enough to give the Zebras a victory.
The Next Steps
A 1-0 home leg victory is a good start for the Zebras in the UCL quarterfinals, but the round is far from over. A one-point edge means that the aggregate could easily shift in Monaco’s favor next week, if Juventus has an off game.
Luckily, the Red and Whites didn’t score any goals in Tuesday’s soccer match, which means that the French club’s chances of progressing again because of the away goals rule are nonexistent. So long as the Zebras score at least one goal in next Wednesday’s game, and remain no more than one point behind, they will head to the semifinals.
In any case, club supporters should get their Juventus gear ready for next week’s big game. If the Zebras could only beat the Red and Whites by one point when they had the home field advantage, then they could be in for a challenge on April 22nd when they play on Monaco’s turf.
If Juventus can beat the Red and Whites next Wednesday, it will be the furthest they’ve gotten in the Champions League since 2003. That year, they finished in second place, losing the championship match to Milan on the basis of penalty kicks. They haven’t progressed beyond the quarterfinals ever since, but this year might be the perfect opportunity. Help make that opportunity a reality, by supporting the Zebras with a new Juventus home shirt 2014 – 2015!
The home shirt, as well as many other pieces of 2014 – 2015 Juventus gear, is available for purchase at the Soccer Box store. Whether you are looking for a home shirt, an away kit, a third jersey, or a goalkeeper shirt, you can find it here. Use the coupon code “BLOG2015″ to get a 12.5% on any football in our store.