MILAN: Juventus host Atalanta in a bid to reinforce their lead in Serie A tomorrow, although one eye will have been firmly fixed on Inter Milan’s visit to Lazio a day earlier.
Juventus have opened up a four-point lead on Inter, who leap-frogged Napoli last week, and welcome their visitors from Bergamo a few days after sealing a quarter-final spot against AC Milan in the Italian Cup.
The Turin giants’ 1-0 win over Cup rivals Cagliari left two of their players on the sidelines due to injuries. However Juve coach Antonio Conte said the setbacks would not affect their ambitions this season.
“I’m pleased we went through because we want to be challenging on all fronts,” said Conte. A win for Juve would likely bring Inter back down from their cloud, especially if they fail to overcome the Biancocelesti today in Rome.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2012.
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