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Juventus vs. Atalanta match preview: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch the Serie AFor months now, there has been one singular domestic target that we’ve been wanting Juventus to try and achieve. It has, unfortunately, nothing to do with winning the Scudetto and potentially starting a new title-winning streak in Serie A after a year of watching the black and blue side of Milan celebrate. Instead, it has involved simply getting into the top four in Serie A, the kind of placement that has Champions League football attached to it.
Max gonna Max before a big game, right? (Then again, when pretty much everybody outside of the two Fedes and Chiellini are available, Romeo Agresti of Goal Italia reported shortly after Allegri’s press conference that the Juventus manager did try out the same attacking trident of Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata and Dusan Vlahovic during training on Saturday. Juve have lost two of their last three trips to Bergamo, including a 1-0 loss to Atalanta last April on Ruslan Malinovskyi’s 87th-minute goal. JUVENTUS PLAYER TO WATCH Over the past couple of weeks, Juventus has signed the best young No. 9 in the game not named Erling Haaland. Paulo Dybala, the club’s No.
10, has been really good since Juve returned from the international break. And, then there’s the third member of the attacking trio that Allegri rolled out in the fog last weekend. Could this be the start of something good for Alvaro Morata? Photo by Giuseppe Cottini/Getty Images That is very much the hope as Juve’s No. 9 occupies more of a No. 7 position while Juve’s new No. 7 has, as you might have expected after the club paid all that money to Fiorentina, become the new man in the No. 9 position. Got all that? The early returns on Morata playing a supporting, more seconda punta kind of role have been very, very encouraging. Before Vlahovic’s arrival, Juve’s attack was just not all that dangerous, and Morata himself was not playing well at all. But since Vlahovic’s record signing, Morata being Robin to the Serbian Batman has definitely been the kind of thing that has gotten the Spaniard going.
After months of watching Juventus both throw away points and also slowly climb up the table after the Bianconeri’s horrific start to Max Allegri’s return season, last weekend we saw something we hadn’t seen yet before since the final game of the Andrea Pirlo era: Juve sitting in fourth place. Almost in a poetic and ironic kind of way, Juve’s next Serie A fixture just so happens to be against the team they just jumped over in the league table. Juventus, with its flashy new signing up front and some newfound optimism about how the rest of the season may go, have made the trip over to Bergamo to face an Atalanta side that is suddenly up against it both in terms of the results in recent fixtures as well as the fact that two of its most important players won’t be available for Sunday night’s showdown at the Gewiss Arena.
But if they were to win and take a five-point advantage over their direct rival for a fourth-place finish, that’s a pretty good spot to find yourself in as the stretch run of the 2021-22 season quickly approaches. TEAM NEWS Federico Bernardeschi, who was previously expected to return to training after Juve’s game against Sassuolo in the Coppa Italia, is still out due to muscle fatigue. That means Max Allegri, whether he likes it or not, still has just one winger (Juan Cuadrado) available to him. Giorgio Chiellini is the only other short-term absence Juventus currently has. Here is the full squad list for Juventus’ trip to Bergamo this weekend: Allegri’s pre-match press conference was on the shorter side Saturday, which meant there weren’t a whole lot of squad updates included.