Inter challenge Juve’s unbeaten record

SaturdayMilan        vs     Chievo        19:00Juventus     vs     Inter        21:45SundayUS Pescara     vs     Parma        13:30Sampdoria     vs     Atalanta        16:00
Juventus are looking to extend their unbeaten record to 50 matches. Net photo.
Juventus are looking to extend their unbeaten record to 50 matches. Net photo.

Saturday
Milan        vs     Chievo        19:00
Juventus     vs     Inter        21:45
Sunday
US Pescara     vs     Parma        13:30
Sampdoria     vs     Atalanta        16:00
Fiorentina     vS     Cagliari
Siena         vS     Genoa
Catania     vS     Lazio
Napoli         vS     Torino
Bologna     vS     Udinese
AS Roma     vS     Palermo        21:45

ROME - Leaders Juventus and chasers Inter Milan play a classic match late Saturday to test their title ambitions after playing little more than a quarter of the Serie A season.

Juve on Wednesday found a new hero in Paul Pobga, whose stoppage-time goal helped the title holders edge Bologna 2-1 to move to 28 points from 10 games and keep Inter four points adrift.

The 19-year-old midfielder, a new arrival from Manchester United, also hit a post and triggered Fabio Quagliarella’s opener to be named man of the match.

He earned good marks from commentators, and some criticism from Juve’s coaching staff.

“Pogba was very clever, but I have a remark for him,” said Angelo Alessio, who until December sits on the bench for the suspended Antonio Conte.

Fans most likely think differently and hope to see the tall Frenchman Saturday at the Juventus Stadium as the Bianconeri seek a 50th unbeaten game in the Serie A.

With 28 games left, upbeat Inter arrive in Turin from a 3-2 win over 10-man guests Sampdoria and boast six straight wins, for a total of eight including the Europa League.

“We are not going to Turin for a draw,” said Andrea Stramaccioni, who, at 36, is the youngest coach in the top flight.

The mid-week was grim for Napoli, who were stunned 1-0 at Atalanta and saw Inter leapfrog them, while fourth-place Lazio slipped nine points from the top as Torino held them to a 1-1 home draw.

 

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