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Finally Atalanta out to compound Juve misery


Free-scoring Atalanta are the closing group Juventus want to be dealing with after their season went from horrific to worse in midweek as they suffered their worst-ever defeat in European Cup opposition at Chelsea.

Sotting 8th in Serie A after six wins from thirteen fits, Juve path league leaders Napoli through eleven factors, with the go back of Massimiliano Allegri as head teach now no longer going as planned.

aleven though development to the closing sixteen of the Champions League had already been secured previous to Tuesday's journey to English Premier League facet Chelsea, Allegri turned into left livid after Juve misplaced 4-zero – their heaviest defeat in Europe's elite membership opposition. It turned into the Old Lady's largest loss in all competitions for the reason that a 4-zero Serie A defeat through AS Roma in February 2004.

"We have limitations, there may be no denying it," Allegri stated after the Chelsea loss. "We'll paintings on them to improve. "It's disappointing to concede 4 dreams. Now we have to reflect onconsideration on Saturday's recreation with Atalanta, that is an vital match.

Conceding 4 in advance of the go to of a group who've scored or extra dreams in 9 in their preceding 10 fits in all competitions is some distance from ideal, with the strain mounting on Allegri to show matters around.

Atalanta persisted a sluggish begin to the season because of numerous in their stars being out injured, however with their massive gamers back, they have got clicked into equipment all over again to take a seat down fourth withinside the table, unbeaten of their preceding six league fits.

Champions Inter also are getting ready for a hard come across on Saturday as they journey to promoted Venezia, who've gained their closing league fits, together with a 3-2 achievement over Jose Mourinho's Roma of their preceding domestic recreation.

AC Milan, stage on 32 factors with Napoli on the pinnacle of the table, saved their hopes of achieving the Champions League closing sixteen alive with a dramatic win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. They welcome Sassuolo to the San Siro on Sunday.

Napoli host an inconsistent Lazio afterward Sunday, wherein the leaders will ought to do with out pinnacle goalscorer Victor Osimhen after the Nigerian had surgical procedure on his cheekbone and eye socket after he sustained fractures withinside the 3-2 defeat through Inter Milan closing weekend. 


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