Juventus will aim to extend their unbeaten start to the season when they face Sassuolo away from home tomorrow in Matchday 5 of the Serie A.
Juventus approach this match on the back of an emphatic 3-1 win over rivals Lazio in their last game. Dusan Vlahovic opened the scoring in the 10th minute and completed his brace in the 67th minute to reinstate the Bianconeri’s lead after Luis Alberto equalised three minutes prior. Federico Chiesa returned from a minor injury with a goal and sealed the win for his side.
Massimiliano Allegri has done an immense job with this Juventus team which were failing to record even a draw against much weaker opposition. The Turin-based side have now earned 10 points from a possible twelve this season and have scored a total of nine goals across four matches.
Meanwhile, Sassuolo head into this match following a 4-2 defeat to newly promoted Frosinone. Andrea Pinamonti gave the visitors an early lead, doubling it in the 24th minute. Despite the Neroverdi’s two-goal lead in the first half, Frosinone initiated their comeback late on in the half. Goals from Walid Cheddira, Luca Mazzitelli and Pol Lirola sealed the win for the hosts as the Emilian side came off frustrated.
Sassuolo have achieved two wins in their last four Serie A matches against Juventus and banking on that record, they will aim to go for a win to shake off their opposition’s momentum.
Results from their last five matches across all competitions:
L L W L L
W W D W D
Massimiliano Allegri will miss the likes of Alex Sandro and Mattia De Sciglio with injuries. Paul Pogba will also miss the fixture as he awaits judgement regarding his doping case.
Weston Mckennie is set to start as a wing-back while either Filip Kostic or Andrea Cambiaso securing a start on the flanks.
As for Sassuolo, Agustin Alvarez will remain sidelined with a long-term injury. Goalkeeper Andrea Consigli will push on to be passed fit before the match.
Sassuolo (4-5-1): Cragno; Toljan, Viti, Erlic, Vina; Racic, Henrique; Berardi, Bajrami, Lauriente; Pinamonti
Juventus (3-5-2): Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo; McKennie, Miretti, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Chiesa, Vlahovic
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN