Juventus played seven official matches in January, five in Serie A and two in the Italian Cup, being undefeated. “Vecchia Signora La” was qualified for the Italian Cup semifinals eliminating them Hellas Verona (6-1 in eighths) and Parma FC (1-0 quarters) and the championship had 3 wins and 2 draws. Massimiliano Allegri’s team finished tied with Udinese Calcio in the last round (0-0) and taking advantage of the weak form of Rome, which had 4 consecutive draws, was themselves up 7 points from it. “Bianconeri” have an excellent defense, which did not get naked in last 4 matches (league and cup). Normally Juve can not lose the title and would have ruled Event to achieve this season. Piedmont will be the great challenge of the Champions League, where they will play on February 24 with Borussia Dortmund in the knockout competition. Until then they will try to beat Milan again, just as they did in the first leg, 1-0 on “San Siro” (Carlos Tevez 71). Last season Juventus defeated Milan in both round (3-2) and in return (2-0).
The hosts can not use it right Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, who is suspended. Misses and Ghanaian Kwadwo Asamoah, and Rômulo Brazilian striker Alessandro Matri, who are injured. Medical problems are and Uruguayan Martín Cáceres, Frenchman Patrice Evra and Chilean Arturo Vidal, but can play in the game Saturday night. Will return after suspension midfielder Claudio Marchisio.
Juventus is unbeaten in home matches (8 wins and 2 draws).
“Vecchia Signora La” has the best attack and the best defense in Serie A.
Massimiliano Allegri’s team is unbeaten in the last 12 stage.
“Bianconeri” did not get naked in the last 3 stages.
Only Sampdoria and Inter left Turin point this season.
The following opponents: AC Cesena (travel), Atalanta Bergamo (home) and Borussia Dortmund (home)
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AC Milan (9th – 29p)
AC Milan had four matches this year without a win in Serie A, one draw and three defeats in the last round but managed to beat last ranked, Parma FC (3-1 Jérémy Ménez 17, 57, Cristian Zaccardo 77 – Antonio Nocerino 25). In the Coppa Italia, “Rossoneri” passed in Sassuolo Calcio optimum (2-1), but were eliminated in the quarters of Lazio (0-1). After 21 rounds, the team’s Filippo Inzaghi is located at # 9 is 10p 5p Champions League and Europa League. There will be a heavy travel to Turin, where normally “Il Diavolo” can not make any claims. However milanezii can recover, for they will meet in the next 4 stages underdog opponents as Empoli Cesena, Chievo Verona, to whom can get points. It remains to be seen whether Milan will manage to go undefeated on the “Juventus Stadium”, as did fellow-citizen Internazionale on January 6, or loses for the 4th consecutive time.
Guests have two players suspended, Stopera French striker Mattia Destro Philippe Mexès. They did move to Turin because of injuries Michael Agazzi, Ignazio Abate, Daniele Bonera, Cristián Zapata, Mattia De Sciglio, Stephan El Shaarawy and Mastour Hache. Will come back after an injury left wing Giacomo Bonaventura. The lot will be newcomers, defender Luca Antonelli left, was at Genoa, who will be the holder and stopper Gabriel Paletta was in Parma, will be on the bench.
AC Milan has two defeats in 10 games played away.
“Rossoneri” had three failures in the last 5 rounds.
Filippo Inzaghi’s team has only one victory in the last 6 rounds.
“Il Diavolo” won “out” only with Parma (5-4) and Verona (1-0).
The following opponents: Empoli FC (home), AC Cesena (home) and Chievo (Away)