Having racked up their seventh consecutive Serie A triumph with last night’s solid 2-0 win over Bologna in Emilia-Romagna, Juventus returned to training this morning for the first of three sessions which will lead them towards Tuesday night’s crucial Champions League encounter with Galatasaray.
With domestic matters taken care of for the time being, Antonio Conte’s men will now focus on gaining at least the one point they require to join already-qualified Real Madrid in the knockout phases of Europe’s elite club competition.
Yet the reigning champions of Turkey, who have also found consistency hard to come by in this season’s Group B fixtures, are also in the hunt for a place in the last 16 and know that only a win will do in front of a passionate crowd at their 52,695 capacity Turk Telekom Arena.
The stakes couldn’t be any higher, and Conte will spend the next few days ensuring his men are thoroughly prepared for any eventuality they might encounter when they go toe-to-toe with Roberto Mancini’s charges on Tuesday evening.
After a few hours’ rest in the wake of last night’s victory in Bologna, the squad reassembled in Vinovo for a mixed workout. Those who featured in the two-goal win underwent a warm-down, while it was business as usual for the remainder of the group.
Tomorrow will see the Bianconeri train again in the morning before making their departure for Istanbul shortly after enjoying lunch at the club’s training complex.