Saturday February 23 2019
Mihajlovic: 'Juve not unbeatable'

Sinisa Mihajlovic wants Bologna to take heart from Atletico Madrid and the Champions League. “Juventus are not unbeatable.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri are still unbeaten in Serie A this season and are 13 points clear at the top of the table, but they were knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta and lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

“We have only one way of playing, regardless of who the opposition is, and that means working with our principles,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We know that we are facing one of the strongest sides in Europe, but we’ll see what happens. It certainly won’t be easy for them either and we’ll continue trying to play our football.

“It was proved again on Wednesday that Juventus are not unbeatable, because no team is unbeatable. We know what Juve represent and how they play. We are on home turf and know we can cause them problems if we play with courage, faith and determination.”

As an ex-Torino Coach, Mihajlovic was asked if this fixture had a derby feel for him.

“They are simply an opponent to be beaten. Juve do set the example for Italian football and are the only club on a European level. With the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, they also boosted their image.”

Bologna are still without Rodrigo Palacio, Mattia Destro and Federico Mattiello, so the options in attack are limited.

“We all need to improve our finishing and not just the forwards. We’re creating scoring opportunities, but unfortunately not finishing them consistently enough.

“Nicola Sansone is not at 100 per cent after his injury, as he started out timidly and then recovered. I hope he puts in a great performance tomorrow.

“I expect more courage from Simone Edera, as when he has the chance to take defenders on, he needs to do it.”

Bologna squad for Juventus: Da Costa, Santurro, Skorupski; Calabresi, Dijks, Gonzalez, Helander, Danilo, Lyanco, Mbaye, Paz; Donsah, Dzemaili, Krejci, Nagy, Poli, Pulgar, Soriano, Svanberg; Edera, Falcinelli, Orsolini, Sansone, Santander

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