Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Italy

Juventus © Reuters Images

Juve look to regain dominance



Beating AC Milan 2-1 Wednesday in the Italian cup restored the morale of Serie A leaders Juventus after an embarrassing league defeat to lowly Sampdoria.

The champions, who crashed 2-1 last weekend against 10-man Sampdoria to see Lazio move to within five points, now face a trip to in-form Parma on Sunday.

Coming off three straight wins and sitting eighth as the season begins its second half, Parma are the only side still unbeaten on home turf.

Coach Roberto Donadoni said he wants his men not to think about Juve's recent slip-up and expects a tough game at the Ennio Tardini.

"Beside the strategy we will use, it will be important to tackle the game with ferocious determination," the former Italian national team coach said.

"The formation matters little. If the team is determined to play a certain kind of game, then I am afraid of nothing."

Juve coach Antonio Conte savoured qualification for the cup semifinals, which he said was "a strong response from my players, also from those who have rarely played."

In Parma, Conte will again need some reserves as internationals Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio remain sidelined, while others need to recover from the extra-time match against Milan.

Chasers Lazio, who will meet Juve in the cup semis later this month, are at home to Atalanta while third-place Napoli host Palermo.

Recovery is expected from fourth-place Fiorentina, who visit Udinese after losing 2-0 at home to promoted Pescara.

The newcomers won three of their last four outings and play late Saturday at struggling Inter Milan, another big club who lost when the league resumed from a two-week break.

A 3-0 defeat at Udinese last Sunday confirmed the Nerazzurri's bad spell, with just two wins from eight games since beating Juve 3-1 in early November.

Bologna and Chievo open the 20th round on Saturday, Torino v Siena, Cagliari v Genoa and Catania v Roma are set for Sunday, and Sampdoria host Milan late Sunday.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...