Tuesday May 26 2020
Zoff: 'Extra substitutes favour Juventus'

Dino Zoff believes Juventus will have the advantage in this unusual end to the Serie A season, especially ‘with the option to use five substitutes.’

The rule change has been accepted in Germany and is likely to be used in Italy as well, because teams are forced to play at the height of summer after three months of lockdown, so are more prone to injury.

“This long break is something we’ve never dealt with before, so we still need to figure out what condition the teams will be in, both physically and psychologically,” Zoff told Rete 8 Sport.

“What we can say for certain is that Juventus will have the advantage with the option to use five substitutes, because they have so much strength in depth. That alone can allow them to aim straight for the Serie A title.”

When the lockdown was enforced in March, Lazio sat one point behind leaders Juventus.

“The Scudetto victory this season will remain in history, and not just for football, and I do still expect it to be a battle to the end.”

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