Juventus visits leader Napoli in the ‘duel of the date’ in Serie A in Italy

The Naples unquestionably the best team this season in Italian football and the top scorer, receives this Friday at the Diego Armando Maradona, in what will be the most relevant clash of the eighteenth day of Serie A, at a Juventus whose greatest virtue is its defensive bolt, being the least thrashed team in Italy.

Juventus, with eight consecutive victories, all of them with a clean sheet, and with only seven goals conceded in the seasonthe Italian Massimiliano Allegri has managed to dispel, at least for the moment, all the doubts that were around his figure after a bad start to the campaign that he has managed to reverse placing the ‘Vecchia Signora’, second, eight points behind the lead.

The absolute leader of Serie A and the best attack in Italy, will try to stop this unbeatable streak from Turin. with 39 goals to his credit and a star that stands out above the rest: the Georgian Kvicha Kvaratskhelia. A duel of virtues that will be surrounded by the aura of one of the most important and strongest rivalries of ‘calcio’.

The ‘partenopeos’, pupils of the Italian Luciano Spalletti, began 2023 with their first defeat of the season (1-0 against Inter), but recovered sensations with an away victory against Sampdoria (0-2).

While Napoli have the entire squad available, ‘Juve’ continues to be plagued by casualties. Without Bonucci, Pogba, Cuadrado and Vlahovic, among the most relevant, the good form of the Argentine Ángel Di María is entrusted in attackworld champion with Argentina in the last World Cup in Qatar 2022, and the solvency of the Brazilian Danilo in defense, key in the recent good work of his club on the green.

The main doubt of the eleven of the black and white resides in the figure of the Italian Federico Chiesa, whom Allegri could bring on in the second half and start the American Weston Mckennie.

Milan, third, will be very aware of the result and will try to take advantage of a possible defeat for ‘Juve’ to snatch second position and redeem themselves from their Coppa Italia setback against Torino (0-1) that left them out of the table. competition at the first exchange.

To do this, after the draw against Roma (2-2), the ‘rossonero’ team will have to prevail against the best of the three promoted, a Lecce commanded by the Frenchman Samuel Umtiti, on loan from Barcelona, ​​who seeks to extend his good condition in shape and add his sixth league game without knowing defeat.

Fourth in the table comes Inter, who will face Hellas Verona after the Coppa Italia scare against Parma (2-1 after extra time).third from last in the table and who signed his second victory of the season against Cremonese last Monday.

The Roma of the Portuguese José Mourinho will settle against Fiorentina the other great game of the day. Those of the Portuguese coach are seventh, out of the European positions, although tied with Atalanta and Lazio at 31 points.

That euro zone will be defended by Atalanta against Salernitana and Lazio against Sassuolo, aware that a draw or defeat can be differential for the future of the classification.



2:45 p.m.: Napoli-Juventus


9.00: Cremonese-Monza

12.00: Lecce-Milan

2:45 p.m.: Inter v Hellas Verona


6.30: Sassuolo-Lazio

9.00: Torino-Spezia; Udinese-Bologna; Atalanta-Salernitana

2:45 p.m.: Rome-Fiorentina


2:45 p.m.: Empoli vs. Sampdoria

*All times correspond to Colombia

Juventus visits leader Napoli in the ‘duel of the date’ in Serie A in Italy