First Team: Juventus

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First Team: Juventus
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GenreDocu-series
Narrated byD.B. Sweeney (English)
Tommaso Vittorini (Italian)
Country of originUnited States
Italy
Original languagesEnglish
Italian
No. of seasons1 (2 parts)
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
  • Michael Antinoro
  • Fred Christenson
  • Johnson McKelvy
  • Will Staeger
ProducerIMG Original Content
CinematographyJohn Tipton
Editors
  • Gabriele Cassia
  • Andrea Fumagalli
  • Lorena Luciano
  • Matt O'Connor
  • Elena Toccafondi
Running time37–42 minutes
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original releaseFebruary 16 (2018-02-16) –
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
External links
Website

First Team: Juventus is an American and Italian six-part docu-series about the Italian association football club Juventus F.C., which was originally released through Netflix on February 16, 2018.[1] It is the first on-demand series about an association football club on Netflix.[2]

The first three episodes came out on Netflix on 16 February 2018, which followed the club throughout the 2017–18 season, by spending time with the players behind the scenes both on and off the field; the other three episodes were released on 6 July 2018.[1] It featured behind the scenes moments with various Juventus players.[3] The voice of D.B. Sweeney (English) and Tommaso Vittorini (Italian) narrated the series.[3] Significant moments of Juventus' season were documented. The first part of the series featured Juventus' season debut with Cagliari, to the defeats with Barcelona and Lazio, the celebrations for the 120 years of club history with president Andrea Agnelli, and the clashes at the top with Napoli and Internazionale and with the decisive Champions League match against Olympiacos.[3]

The second part of the series featured Juventus' round of 16 and quarter-final Champions League Champions League match-ups against Tottenham and Real Madrid respectively, the team's Serie A loss to Napoli in a tight title race, win over Inter, Coppa Italia Final win over Milan, eventual conquest of the league tile secured after a draw with Roma, and final farewell to Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon after 17 years with Juventus, in the last match of the season against Hellas Verona.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview
SeriesEpisodesOriginally released
16316 February 2018 (2018-02-16)
36 July 2018 (2018-07-06)
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
Part 1
11"Episode 1"February 16, 2018 (2018-02-16)
The club marks a new season with an intimate exhibition match for its fans, then begins its quest for Serie A and Champions League trophies.
22"Episode 2"February 16, 2018 (2018-02-16)
Juve face a test of their focus on the pitch. Claudio Marchisio reflects on his lifelong bond with Juve. The club celebrates its 120th anniversary.
33"Episode 3"February 16, 2018 (2018-02-16)
With Christmas just around the corner, Gonzalo Higuaín squares off against his former team, and a new face impacts a must-win Champions League match.
Part 2
41"Episode 1"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
Pressure builds as Juve enter a crucial stretch that includes a Champions League tie with Tottenham. Tragedy hits close to home and rattles the club.
52"Episode 2"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
Juan Cuadrado returns from injury with a bang. Juve look to stay in the Serie A title race, but a massive showdown with Real Madrid looms.
63"Episode 3"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
In the wake of a crushing result, Juve regroup to pursue the Serie A and Coppa Italia championships. Gigi Buffon makes a decision about his future

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "First Team: Juventus FC coming to Netflix on February 16!". juventus.com. 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "NETFLIX TO LAUNCH JUVENTUS DOCUSERIES". TVB Europe. 18 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Antonio Corsa (19 February 2018). "Il documentario sulla Juve di Netflix è un esperimento riuscito" (in Italian).

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