Allegri’s team challenges the Azzurri at Maradona. The bianconeri still dry of victories after two games
Napoli-Juve will never be a match like any other. Third day of the championship and the Azzurri and Bianconeri immediately challenge each other. In the eyes still the championship match postponed last year, when the ASL blocked the transfer of Gattuso’s team due to the positivity of Zielinski and Elmas at Covid. This time the question is the return of the players involved with the national teams. Allegri should do without the Brazilians Alex Sandro and Danilo, the Argentines Dybala and Bentancur. While the Colombian Cuadrado is in doubt. Everyone will return to Italy close to the Maradona match: scheduled for Saturday 11 at 6 pm Spalletti will also find Ospina a few hours before the kick-off. Unless surprises, he will defend the goalposts of the Azzurri.
THE LATEST RESULTS
Well the departure of Napoli so far with full points in the league: two wins out of two. After the 2-0 Venice practice, against Genoa in Marassi it ended 1-2 for the formation of Spalletti. To be precise, there was also the knockout in a friendly match against Benevento last Monday. But Napoli was practically decimated by national commitments. Juve’s first two outings were not perfect: 2-2 at the first with Udinese, even knocked out against Empoli at the Allianz Stadium. Allegri will have to change something if he wants to win the first three points of the season. Looking at the line-up, the Juventus coach finds McKennie (excluded from the US withdrawal for violation of Covid regulations), but Chiesa is in strong doubt due to a problem with his flexor. Spalletti has Lobotka in doubt, who came out battered in the match against Cyprus. And to understand the Insigne question: the attacker left the withdrawal of the le due to a family problem.
Napoli and Juve have challenged each other 176 times. The balance says 43 victories for the Azzurri, 49 draws and 84 wins for the Bianconeri. In the last league match, last April 4, Juve won 2-1 with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Dybala. In February he had won Napoli with Insigne’s goal. One trophy on each side in the last two finals played: the Supercoppa for the Bianconeri in January 2021, the Italian Cup for the Azzurri in June 2020. Again against each other for a challenge that promises to be spectacular.
September 9 – 12:57 pm
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