|Italian Serie A 2014-15|
||vs|| AC Milan
ScheduleSaturday, 7 February 2015 at 18:45 GMT / 18:45 UK / 00:15 IST
VenueJuventus Stadium (Turin)
Next Saturday, 7th of February 2015, the current Italian champions, Juventus, will measure forces with the former European giants, AC Milan, at Juventus Stadium for round 22 of the Serie A, on a match that the Vecchia Signora wants to win in order to keep their comfortable advantage at the top of the table and during which the Rossoneri will try to counter Juve’s favouritism and bring at least one point from their visit to Turin.
The Serie A reigning champions failed to make the best out of AS Roma’s disappoint home draw with Empoli by bringing only one point from their visit to Udine. Massimiliano Allegri’s boys didn’t had the best of days and although they enjoyed from more ball possession, they failed to control the match at their own will. Before the Udinese’s match, Juventus were on a fantastic streak of five consecutive wins, including a solid 3-1 victory against Napoli. Although some pundits keep saying that this “new” Juventus is nothing but a shadow of the one that Antonio Conte had created over the past years, the truth is that they are at the top of the Serie A table with their biggest contenders, AS Roma, trailing seven points behind them.
The upcoming fixture against the Rossoneri will certainly not be an easy task for both the Vecchia Signora and Massimiliano Allegri, who will face his former team, but now on the other side of the barricade. For that particular clash, the 47 year old manager will probably still not be able to rely on the services of Vidal, Marrone, Romulo and Asamoah, all currently sidelined due to injury.
As for AC Milan, the Rossoneri have finally managed to win again at Serie A, as they beated the disappointing Parma by 3-1 with two goals from the flamboyant French forward Jeremy Menez. The Milanese side proved their superiority on a match that, nevertheless, was far from being easy, with Parma leaving a very positive image of themselves at San Siro.
Before that match, AC Milan were on a particularly poor run of results, with two consecutive defeats for Serie A and the elimination from the Coppa Italia by the hands of the impressive SS Lazio.
Despite of AC Milan’s recent moralizing home win against Parma, they might still not have what is needed to conquer Turin and to cause the current Serie A champions Juventus a major upset.
Stats: W-4 L-0 D-1
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Stats: W-2 L-3 D-0
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Juventus (3-5-2) - Buffon - Lichtsteiner - Bonucci - Chiellini - Caceres - Evra - Pogba - Pirlo - Marchisio - Tevez - Llorente
AC Milan (4-3-3) - Diego Lopez - Zaccardo - Alex - Rami - Bocchetti - Andrea Poli - Van Ginkel - Honda - Cerci - Jeremy Menez - Destro