By Juventus after good European debut

SaturdayParma     vs     Fiorentina    18:00Juventus     vs    Chievo    22:45SundaySampdoria     vs     Torino    12:30Udinese     vs     Milan    15:00

Saturday
Parma     vs     Fiorentina    18:00
Juventus     vs    Chievo    22:45

Sunday
Sampdoria     vs     Torino    12:30
Udinese     vs     Milan    15:00
Catania     vs     Napoli
Atalanta     vs     Palermo
Bologna     vs     US Pescara
Cagliari     vs     AS Roma
Inter     vs     Siena
Lazio     vs     Genoa    20:45

ROME - A home match with Chievo late on Saturday awaits Serie A champions Juventus after an impressive display of resilience as they rejoined the Champions League against holders Chelsea.

The Bianconeri bounced back from two goals down Wednesday in London to take home a prestigious 2-2 draw, stating their ambitions in a tournament they won twice but failed to qualify for in the past two seasons.

“We displayed great game quality and character,” goalkeeping captain Gianluigi Buffon said. “Now we must have consistency. That makes the difference between a normal team and a strong one.”

Although Chievo should pose little threat for the Turin side, the intense pace of the season allows no distraction and things will be harder in a following mid-week round at Fiorentina.

The Florence side had a good start to the season, largely thanks to Montenegro forward Stevan Jovetic, who scored four goals from three games, a tally he looks to increment as the Purples open the weekend at Parma late on Saturday afternoon.

Champions League duty brought no good news to AC Milan as they drew 0-0 at home to Belgian champions Anderlecht.

After two defeats - both at home - from three Serie A rounds, it was cold comfort for the Devils to close a game without conceding goals as they still failed to win on home turf.

“We will try to score (Sunday) at Udinese,” coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “We must improve certain tactical schemes and do it quickly, but I think we are on the right path. We improved individually. Certainly we must improve our game.”

Amid rumours that his job at the Devils is seriously at risk, Allegri welcomes back Riccardo Montolivo in midfield, but still misses Brazil forwards Robinho and Pato.

Udinese, who finished third last season, have notched a single point and on Thursday play in the Europa League after botching the Champions League play-offs

European duty is scheduled also for Lazio and Napoli, lying level on nine points with leaders Juve, and for Inter Milan.

 

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