Juv vs Sam: Juve are set to welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back into their starting XI as they seek to tighten their grip on Serie A against in-form opponentsJuventus are seeking to get back to winning ways on Saturday, when they host Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium.
It took a late goal from Cristiano Ronaldo to prevent them suffering a shock loss to Atalanta on Boxing Day, when they salvaged a 2-2 draw after being reduced to 10 men after 53 minutes when Rodrigo Bentancur was dismissed.Juventus will put their unbeaten run to the test when they host Sampdoria on Saturday.
Max Allegri’s men have won 16 of their 18 matches so far and sit pretty at the top of Serie A, nine points clear of Napoli in second.They were however held by Atalanta on Boxing Day so will be looking to return to winning ways here.
Sampdoria make the trip to Turin, where they will face unbeaten Serie A champions and leaders Juventus on Saturday.Ronaldo has scored 12 goals since swapping Real Madrid for Juve in the off-season, including the equaliser in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Atalanta.
Asked if Sampdoria – fifth in the standings – had any special plans to deal with the five-time ballon d’Or winner, head coach Giampaolo mentioned midfielder and England Under-21 international Ronaldo Vieira.
Marco Giampaolo compared Fabio Quagliarella to Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, while adding that Sampdoria “have a Ronaldo too!”.Sampdoria make the trip to Turin, where they will face unbeaten Serie A champions and leaders Juventus on Saturday.
Ronaldo has scored 12 goals since swapping Real Madrid for Juve in the off-season, including the equaliser in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Atalanta.The first half of the Serie A season wraps up on Saturday with every team in action. Table-topping Juventus host Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium. Sampdoria enter the weekend fifth in the table, just two points behind fourth-place Lazio.
Juventus needed a late goal from Cristiano Ronaldo to continue their undefeated start to the Serie A season, drawing with 2-2 with Atalanta. Ronaldo came off the bench to score his 12th goal of the season.