Absolute leader of the Italian Serie A, the Juventus cannot count with the defender Giorgio Chiellini in today’s clash against Cagliari, in Parma, for the day 18 of the competition.
The player got a muscle injury this week and the coach Antonio Conte already assured he will be absent.
Chiellini will make tests today to know how serious his injury is and how long he will be out, but the initial prognosis was to be out for two months. It is a blow the Giorgio absence. He is a quality player and is the Juventus leader. The time of absence is unknown but it is sure that Juventus will miss him today. But the leader will have the return of Bonucci, who was suspended. Like this, the Uruguayan Cáceres will continue in the team.
The Juventus has 41 points and has an advantage of seven points over Inter, second placed of the Italian Serie A. This clash will be played at the Estádio Ennio Tardini, in Parma, after the Cagliari stadium was declared as unsafe to Serie A games.
The Juventus will search in this game his fourth consecutive win in the Italian Serie A, and, who knows, increase his advantage over Inter and Lazio. The ‘nerazzurri’ will face Genoa, at home. The capital team will visit Sampdoria.
The two teams faced last week for the Coppa Italia, with a ‘Juve’ win by 1-0, with a Giovinco goal. In the league, Cagliari is in the 16th place, just two points over the relegation zone. I expekt a clear away win.