Juventus to Face Freiburg in Next Europa League Round

The Serie A teams dodged the biggest threats in the two draws. Juventus and Roma will tangle with Freiburg and Real Sociedad in Europa League, while Lazio and Fiorentina have been paired up with AZ Alkmaar and Sivasspor in the European Conference league.

The Bianconeri never met the Bundesliga team in their history. Their opponents are currently fourth in the standings domestically. They won their group that comprised Qarabag, Olympiacos, and Nantes.

Juventus executive Gianluca Pessotto commented to Sky (via TuttoSport).

“It will be a nice first-time encounter against a strong side that’s faring well in their league. They are undefeated in the competition and prevailed in the two clashes versus Nantes. We’ll have to be careful, and we have learned to do that in each game.”

The former defender looked back at Thursday’s tilt.

“Angel Di Maria’s first goal was beautiful. I think it’s advantageous for everybody to have him with us. He’s an important player. Our summer plan was to lean on him, Paul Pogba, and Federico Chiesa. We targeted him for his charisma an quality. He carried the team yesterday, and the others followed him.”

“We wish he could continue with us. It’ll be important to finish the season well. We’ll try to win something, and that may help our case. Angel will surely give everything he has from here on out, and our hope is that he’ll stay next season too. We are happy with how the Next Gen squad is doing. There are four home-grown players in the first team. We have a few more talented ones that could eventually join them, like Kenan Yildiz and Dean Huijsen.”

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