A profile of Juventus

03 August 1:46 pm

A profile of Juventus

By Adam Serrano

On Saturday, the LA Galaxy will take on Italian giants Juventus at Dodger Stadium. Called "the Old Lady," Juventus has won Serie A 29 times, Coppa Italian nine times, and the UEFA Champions League twice. 

The Italian side boasts a number of talented stars including midfielder Andrea Pirlo, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, and forward Carlos Tevez. Following LA's match agaisnt Real Madrid, Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Sarvas talked about facing the Italians. 

"It'll be my first time facing an Italian team. What I've seen from Italian teams is that they are very organized, tactical, and they defend very deep," said Sarvas. "They're not afraid to defend in the box either. I think that they keep more of the defensive line, not like a Spanish team that will try to dribble and do more magic things with the ball." 

Following the ICC, the focus for the Italian side switches to the Italian SuperCup on Aug.18 against Lazio before beginning Serie A play on Aug. 24 against Sampdoria. 

Take a look at Juventus in this video below...