Soccer Football – Serie A – Napoli v Juventus – Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, Italy – February 13, 2021 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Napoli’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo REUTERS / Ciro De Luca
12 points behind the leader Inter and with 10 games ahead, the calcium champion’s mission is to secure a place in the next UEFA Champions League. His first rival in that aspiration is the southern team with which he is even in points (56) in the standings and with just one goal more in the difference
Juventus will enter their stadium as the owner of that last square but their performance is not very encouraging to confirm themselves in that position. They have drawn a draw in the two most recent games against lower-tier rivals Benevento and Torino.
This need in front of a direct adversary for Europe, motivated some changes in the plan of coach Andrea Pirlo. In one of his previous statements, he advanced that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado could play as an attacker.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, the Colombian with the most minutes played in 2020. Credit: REUTERS / Massimo Pinca
“We want to score points. I expect a very open match and I hope it will be a great match. With Square, we are testing some solutions. I could play lateral or later “, he expressed.
As a winger he is the second in assists for Juventus. Add six for Serie A and the DT considers that he may be more influential a few meters later, in combination on the right with Danilo.
“We have to start over and honor this shirt. We have too many ups and downs and Juve is not used to it. I ask a lot of the players, I am the first to be unhappy, “added Pirlo.
Meanwhile, Napoli has four consecutive victories: Rome, Milan, Bologna and Crotone. He had a bad time against the colero at the weekend, but was left with the victory at the end of the match. Among its novelties is the return to training of goalkeeper David Ospina, recovered from the discomfort of his left hand.
The last rival to beat him was Atalanta by date 23 in February. He fell 4-2 and received goals from Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel.
The winner of this commitment will assume the third position of the table and will displace the team from Bergamo. The visitor won 1-0 in the previous match at the Diego Maradona stadium with a penalty from Lorenzo Insigne.
Juventus vs Napoli will be seen on ESPN 3 at 11:45 AM COL.
Soccer Football – Serie A – Napoli v US Sassuolo – Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy – November 1, 2020 Napoli’s David Ospina and with teammates remonstrate with referee Maurizio Mariani REUTERS / Ciro De Luca
Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Chiellini, De Ligt. A. Sandro; Bentancur, Chiesa, Kulusevski; Cuadrado, Morata and Cristiano.
Naples: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Rui; Peña, Bakayoko, Politano, Mertens, Insigne; Osimhen.