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Italian Serie A, Week 29

March 11, 2016, 20:45 GMT+1

Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin

Referee: Domenico Celi


Probable Lineups

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Missing Players

Juventus → Caceres (injured)

Sassuolo → Laribi, Missiroli, Cannavaro (all injured), Defrel (suspended)

Head to head statistics

Juventus and Sassuolo played only 5 times in history of Serie A, where Juventus won 3, drew 1 and lost one. By the way, the one away loss to Sassuolo (1-0) was right in the first half of the current season, when the Allegri’s team had not reach stability yet. Find the full highlights video attached.

Current position in Serie A

Juventus have reached the leader’s position in the league after beating their direct competitor Napoli several weeks earlier. After that, they were able to maintain the first position due to their stable and Napoli’s instable game patterns during last few weeks. Now they have the advantage of 3 points, which may nullify if Juventus fails to gain points against 7th position Sassuolo.

The latter team, in turn, experience ups and downs throughout the whole season which let them be the 7th in the league. They may still have the incentive to try getting to the European Cup qualifying zone, but the 7 point gap between them and 5th position Inter does not leave much of hope for Di Francesco’s team.

Home/away statistics

Juventus (home) → 13 games, 10 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss

Sassuolo (away) → 14 games, 5 wins, 5 draws, 4 losses

European Cups participation status and conditions

Juventus → Had a home draw 2-2 with Bayern Munich. The second leg away game is scheduled on the upcoming Wednesday.

Sassuolo → N/A.

Interesting Facts

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  • Juventus have the highest percentage of aerial duels won in Serie A.
  • Juventus do not lose in last 18 matches, winning 17 and experiencing 1 draw.
  • Juventus have 16 clean sheets in this season.
  • Juventus striker Paulo Dybala is both the top scorer and assister of the team.
  • Sassuolo lost last 3 matches against Juventus, with failure to score in any of them.
  • Sassuolo have won their last 3 matches scoring at least 2 goals in each of them.

By: Inga Voskerchian