League-Leading Juve Welcome AC Milan


Juventus host AC Milan on Sunday, a match that features the first and third place teams in Italy.

Juventus went out of the Champions League last week at the hand of Bayern Munich but returned to domestic success with a 2-0 over Lazio. Juventus boss Antonio Conte obviously feels good about their position in the league abut also about their season as a whole.

“We moved into the top eight in Europe. In Italy we have been in first place for a long time and now we won tonight,” Conte said. “There is nothing to be disappointed about. There are seven points (left to secure) victory, so I don’t speak of that. We have to keep pedaling.”

“We’ve got three very important points, another brick closer to the finish line. We have every right to be happy, not depressed,” he finished.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon also knew that their win in Rome at the weekend went a long way to retaining their title.

“I will not even pronounce the word championship,” Buffon said. “(But) I can say that today we have made a big step forward. We had to absorb elimination in the Champions League, which was deserved, but it has still come as a surprise to us.

“There are still seven points to win by the end of the season. If we can achieve this goal, it will be another great accomplishment,” he finished.

Andrea Barzagli echoed his keeper’s sentiment that there was still work to be done.

“They will be two important games (referring to the weekend’s match with AC Milan and the upcoming match with city rivals Torino), but we’re focusing only on the first,” Barzagli said to Juventus.com.

“Both Milan and ourselves need points. We’re chasing the Scudetto, while they’re aiming for Champions League qualification. It won’t be easy, but we’re preparing well,” he finished.

There are two teams playing in this match on Sunday, and AC Milan are planning on leaving Turin with nothing other than three points. Striker S

“Sunday will be a big test of concentration. Whichever team makes the least mistakes will win,” El Shaarawy told the Milan Channel.

“We’ll give it everything to bring back the three points. It will be crucial to make a strong start and maintain a fast tempo throughout.

Juventus have all but wrapped up the title with an 11-point lead with only six matches to go. And after the weekends match against Milan, the last five are against teams sitting 10th or lower in Italy.

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