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Juventus coach said that a second place in Serie A would be considered a failure by AS Roma, who finished last season after the Bianconeri.

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In previous season Juventus and AS Roma went together but eventually the Turin side has been crowned with the third Scudetto in a row. And in this season the Capitolina grouping started well, and is only three points behind Juve.

After the first 12 rounds elapsed in Serie A, Juve has accumulated 31 points, while Roma has 28 and Napoli 22 points. And the Bianconeri coach Massimiliano Allegri said that a new second position in the standings would be considered a failure by the heads of the grouping from Stadio Olimpico.

“Roma are very strong and enjoyed a great 2013-14 campaign, in which they finished second,” Allegri told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“The fact is that they can no longer hide now. They are feeling the pressure as much as we are.

“Another second-place finish will not be good enough. It would be a major delusion for Roma and would signify failure.

“For Juventus, it would be a good season if we win the Scudetto and reach the last 16 in the Champions League.

“My objective is to help Juventus return to the European elite. We can get back to the top in Europe with a bit of patience and with the right plan.”