The Juventus Lineup That Ought to Begin In opposition to Genoa on Sunday
Juventus secured high spot of their Champions League group on Wednesday with a powerful 3-0 away win over a poor Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo made certain Juventus went by way of as winners with two penalties, with Weston McKennie additionally scoring to proceed his spectacular begin sporting the well-known black and white.
With the Champions League put apart till February, the defending Serie A champions can now refocus on their floundering title defence. Though nonetheless unbeaten, the Outdated Woman have not shifted into high gear within the league, profitable simply 5 of their ten video games this season.
This weekend’s away fixture to lowly Genoa in Serie A ought to see an entirely completely different problem than the Catalan facet (did not) current. Juve are sizzling favourites, however there could also be some rotation of their squad earlier than the large midweek sport in opposition to Atalanta on Wednesday night.
Right here, 90min takes a have a look at the beginning XI that Andrea Pirlo is prone to begin with in opposition to Genoa.
Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – Gianluigi Buffon began at Camp Nou and saved all seven photographs on course (all from Lionel Messi!) however he picked up a calf harm within the match and – let’s be sincere – is a great distance from being the membership’s league keeper.
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – The €85m signing is the way forward for Juventus’ defence. He got here again from a shoulder harm slightly below a month in the past, and has began to point out promise of late.
Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – Final weekend’s hero, scoring the late profitable header in opposition to metropolis rivals Torino. Will sit in the course of the again three.
Danilo (CB) – The previous Manchester Metropolis participant has change into an integral a part of Juve’s again three, beginning 9 out of ten Serie A video games this season. Count on him to make his tenth on this sport.
Juan Cuadrado (RM) – One among Juventus’ most necessary gamers this season, outshining lots of his teammates. Has three assists in his final two video games. Nailed on starter.
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – Given a relaxation in opposition to Barcelona, however made a quick look after the sport was put to mattress. Anticipated to return to his central function within the coronary heart of Juventus’ midfield.
Adrien Rabiot (CM) – Nonetheless solely 25 years previous, the Frenchman has targeted on his soccer after the switch buzz in the summertime. Prone to begin however will really feel beneath strain from Weston McKennie after the American’s spectacular performances of late.
Federico Chiesa (LM) – Returning to his hometown, the younger Italian has had an up and down begin to his Juve profession, however has nonetheless managed to offer 4 assists in 5 league video games. Wants an enormous efficiency.
Dejan Kulusevski (AM) – The versatile Swede remains to be seeking to cement his place within the workforce. With Cuadrado controlling the correct flank, Pirlo appears to experiment putting the promising expertise behind the forwards.
Alvaro Morata (ST) – Offered an enormous enhance to i Bianconeri when his two-game ban was lowered to only one, and will likely be seeking to get his tenth aim of the season. His maintain up play and clever actions assist his strike accomplice discover the area he must carry out his magic.
Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) – In wonderful kind after netting two targets (albeit each penalties) at Camp Nou to restart the entire GOAT debate (erm, ish). Has solely failed to attain on two events this season. Be careful Genoa.
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