Juventus, which is looking to regain the Italian Serie A leadership, will receive this Sunday at Allianz Stadium a Milan in deep game and results crisis, on the twelfth day, after the victory of Inter Milan for 2-1 on Hellas Verona.
After sealing the mathematical pass to the round of 16 of the Champions League thanks to the 2-1 achieved in the field of Lokomotiv Moscow, Juventus closes a cycle of seven games in three weeks with a crossing with one of its eternal rivals, with the possibility of sharpening your crisis.
He will do it with a Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo hungry for goals, after not seeing the door in the derby against Torino and in the European match in Moscow. He was replaced ten minutes after the end of the duel against Lokomotiv with some minor discomfort in one knee, but points to starting this Sunday.
The current champion of Italy will face a Milan that lives one of the lowest moments of his last years, after winning only four games of eleven, with six losses and one draw, and suffer against Lazio a new setback (1-2 ) last week.
Stefano Pioli will seek to bother the defense rossonera with his spearhead, the young Krzysztof Piatek, accompanied by the skilled midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu. However, his goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma must be alert to the lethal arrivals of Ronaldo and company.
Milan is currently located in the fourteenth step, with 13 points in the standings, and is in the middle of a terrible cycle since, after facing Lazio and this Sunday against Juventus, he will visit Naples after the selection stop.
"The Blues" have four consecutive league games without winning. De Laurentiis wanted his team to reflect on his poor performance by spending the next nights, until Sunday, in the sports center of Castel Volturno, something that the players considered deeply unfair.
Juventus: Szczesny; Square, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Douglas Costa; Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo. DT: Maurio Sarri.
Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Duarte, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Conti, Bennacer, Paqueta, Hernandez; Suso, Calhanoglu; and Piatek. DT: Stefano Pioli.
HOUR: 19:45 GMT (16:45 ARG-CHI-URU / 14:45 PER-COL-MEX)
STADIUM: Juventus Stadium