Old Lady to Heap Misery on Hapless Frosinone

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Juventus could take another major step towards reclaiming the Scudetto in Italy when they welcome Frosinone to the Allianz Stadium for their Serie A match-up on Friday.

Saturday will see the eagerly anticipated clash between AC Milan and Atalanta, in 4th and 5th place respectively, as the race for European places heats up.


Juventus have won just one of their last three matches in all competitions – a run which began with a 3-0 Coppa Italia defeat at Atalanta before twice letting a two-goal lead slip from their grasp as they drew 3-3 with Parma. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 18th league goal of the campaign helped restore some parity to L Bianconeri as they eased past Sassuolo 3-0 on Sunday.

Old Lady to Heap Misery on Hapless Frosinone

Frosinone are Serie A’s lowest scoring side in 2018/19 with just 17 goals to their name from 23 matches played. Only two teams have conceded more than their grand total of 43 - both Empoli and Chievo are currently in the relegation zone either side of Frosinone in 19th place.

The Old Lady are seeking a fifth victory in six against Frosinone on Friday. The pair first met in Serie B back in 06/07 after Juve were relegated from the top-flight following the nationwide match-fixing scandal. Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernadeschi left it late last time these two teams faced, both finding the scoresheet in a 2-0 win earlier in September – the most freqeuent scoreline between Juventus and Frosinone.

The Canarini’s solitary point against Juventus came in the corresponding fixture last season after Leonardo Blanchard’s stoppage equaliser earned a share of the spoils for the visitors following Simone Zaza’s opener for the hosts.


Atalanta are unbeaten in their last eight matches in all competitions, scoring an astounding 24 goals in the process at an average of 3 per game. Duvan Zapata scored the winner against SPAL on Sunday – the Colomobian’s 16th goal of the season helping to complete a 2-1 turnaround for the hosts.

Old Lady to Heap Misery on Hapless Frosinone

AC Milan booked their place in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia with an impressive 3-0 win over Napoli at the end of January. Gennaro Gattuso’s men then drew 1-1 with Roma before a 3-0 win against Cagliari on Sunday kept them just a point clear of this weekend’s opponents ahead of what is expected to be a monstrous affair.

La Dea are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A matches against the Rossoneri – drawing five and winning two. The last two meetings between them to be played at the Stadio Atleti Azzuri d’Italia have both ended all square at 1-1.

The corresponding match last season saw a red card apiece as Rafael Toloi was ejected for the hosts before Ricardo Montilivo followed suit barely 10 minutes later. Emiliano Rugani’s 91st minute goal saw Atalanta snatch a 2-2 draw when they played in the reverse fixture at the San Siro back in September.

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Published: 02/16/2019