Atalanta vs Juventus Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 8, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia — Bergamo.
Newly-named champions will be trying to continue their good run. Antonio Conte’s team is on a four-game winning run and already won their 29th Serie A title. Atalanta host new Champions and will hope on points, as Juve could give rest to some of their key players.
Atalanta goes 14th in Serie A with 39 points from 35 games, winning 11, drawing 8 and losing 16 so far this season. The Bergamo club is 7 points clear out of the relegation zone. Their present form has seen 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defetas from last five games. Last five home matches Atlanta have finished with 2 losses, 1 win and 2 draws. They are in poor form lately and have lost 2-0 to Parma last weekend. Atalanta needs only 1 win from the last 3 matches to stay safe.
Juventus tops Serie A with 83 points from 35 games, having 26 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses so far this season. Bianconeri were crowned champions and took their 29th Serie A title after a 1-0 win over struggling Palermo. Their present form has seen 1 loss and 4 wins from last five games. Last five away matches Bianconeri have finished with the same stats. They haven’t lost since the game against Roma in March in Serie A, and have been almost unstoppable.
Atalanta defender Stefano Lucchini is under doubt due to a thigh injury. Cristiano Del Grosso, James Troisi and Facundo Parra are all fit again, while Marko Livaja returns from suspension.
Paul Pogba will miss the rest of the season for Juve due to a three-match ban for spitting. Defender Andrea Barzagli serves a one-match suspension for yellow cards. Head coach Antonio Conte could make changes to give some of his players some game time. So, Alessandro Matri, Federico Peluso and reserve goalkeeper Marco Storari are expected from the first minutes.
Atalanta line-up:Consigli, Ferri, Stendardo, Lucchini, Grosso, Giorgi, Biondini, Cigarini, Moralez, Livaja, Denis.
Last three mathces:
Parma 2 – Atalanta 0;
Atalanta 1 – Bologna 1;
Genoa 1 – Atalanta 1.
Juventus line-up: Storari, Cáceres, Bonucci, Peluso, Isla, Padoin, Pirlo, Giaccherini, Ceglie, Giovinco, Matri.
Last three matches:
Juventus 1 – Palermo 0;
Torino 0 – Juventus 2;
Juventus 1 – AC Milan 0.