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Blunt Juventus need more team goals since Ronaldo exit – Allegri

TURIN, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Juventus face an vital take a look at within the battle for high spot in Champions League Group H towards Chelsea, Massimiliano Allegri mentioned on Monday, however the head coach admitted his aspect are nonetheless struggling for goals since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Italians head to London having already certified for the final-16 with an ideal document after 4 video games, sitting three factors forward of the English Premier League aspect.

But Chelsea, who suffered a 1-0 defeat to Juve in Turin in September, are aiming to knock Allegri’s aspect off high spot and will have document signing Romelu Lukaku again from harm to assist their trigger.

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“Tomorrow we face off for first place against a team that’s on top of the Premier League and won the Champions League last season,” Allegri informed a news convention.

“With Lukaku they play in a different way. Without him they have fewer reference points and more counter-attacking players. It’ll be an important test for us.”

Juve have struggled domestically this season, successful six of their 13 matches, together with a 2-0 victory over Lazio in Rome on Saturday, to take a seat eighth in Serie A.

Their high scorer this season is Paulo Dybala, with six goals throughout all competitions, however Allegri mentioned that the Argentina worldwide’s involvement is uncertain as he continues his restoration from harm.

The coach demanded more from his team in assault as they proceed to wrestle for goals since final season’s Serie A high-scorer Ronaldo left for Manchester United within the off-season.

“We must improve our finishing. We’re creating good chances and making mistakes with the final ball,” Allegri mentioned.

“In Rome we ran risks by not finishing our chances and then allowing counter-attacks. We’ve scored 18 goals and conceded 15 (in Serie A), we need to find more goals as a team.”

He added: “Everywhere Cristiano has gone, he’s always been the top scorer. We have a lot of players who can score goals, but at the moment we aren’t finding them.”

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Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Shrivathsa Sridhar

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