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2022/23 Italian Serie A
Juventus FC v Torino FC
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Kick-off is at 21h45
Juventus FC will lock horns with their local rivals Torino FC in an Italian Serie A
match at the Allianz Stadium on February 28.
The Old Lady emerged as 2-0 winners over Spezia Calcio away on February 19 as they extended their unbeaten run to three matches in the league.
Juvenus defeated ACF Fiorentina in their last game at home as they snapped their two-match winless run at the Allianz Stadium.
While Torino lost 1-0 to AC Milan away on February 10 and the defeat ended their three-match unbeaten run in Serie A.
The Maroons are winless in their last two matches on the road having recorded one draw and one defeat as the away side.
What Is At Stake
Juventus are looking like real top six contenders at the moment and they are currently placed seventh on the league standings - nine points behind sixth-placed Atalanta BC.
The former Italian champions will reduce the gap between them and Atalanta if they defeat Torino who are determined to grab the Derby della Mole bragging rights.
Torino are placed ninth on the league standings and they will leapfrog Juventus if they defeat US Cremonese on February 20 ahead of the derby encounter.
Juventus trio of Paul Pogba, Fabio Miretti and Arkadiusz Milik are all injured, while Kaio Jorge is working on his match fitness.
On the other hand, Torino will be without Pietro Pellegri, Samuele Ricci, David Zima and Valentino Lazaro are all out injured coming into the Derby della Mole clash.
Dusan Vlahovic, who is Juventus' top scorer with eight goals in the Serie A this season, could be the man to propel the Old Lady to a victory against their city rivals.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri will have to come up with a plan to contain Aleksey Miranchuk who is Torino's top scorer with four goals and he makes the Maroons tick.
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"Playing in La Spezia is always difficult, the team was also tired due to the Europa League match. However, our opponents didn't have any real chances throughout the first half, we should have managed possession better," Allegri said after the match against Spezia.
"We prepared for the match by trying to let our forwards play in the best way. I’m satisfied with everyone: Vlahovic, [Moise] Kean - who scored a good goal, [Angel] Di Maria. However, Spezia played a good game, we still have to improve in controlling the match, we have to be more relaxed, we were often too hasty.
"I'm also happy because [Leonardo] Bonucci's back, he's our captain and he's finding form. And now let's think about Nantes - it will be like a final for us."
Juventus edged out Torino 1-0 in their last meeting in the league which was on 15 October 2022 at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
The win extended the Old Lady's unbeaten run against the Maroons to 15 matches in the Serie A having recorded 11 wins and four draws.
(Last Five Serie A Meetings)
Matches - 5
Juventus - 3
Torino - 0
Draws - 2
Italian Serie A matchday 24 fixtures
Saturday, February 25
18:00 - Empoli v SSC Napoli
20:45 - US Lecce v US Sassuolo
Sunday, February 26
12:30 - Bologna FC v Inter Milan
15:00 - US Salernitana v AC Monza
18:00 - Udinese Calcio v Spezia Calcio
20:45 - AC Milan v Atalanta BC
Monday, February 27
18:30 - Hellas Verona v ACF Fiorentina
20:45 - SS Lazio v UC Sampdoria
Tuesday, February 28
18:30 - Cremonese v AS Roma
20:45 - Juventus FC v Torino FC
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