Sunday December 22 2013
Colantuono: 'Atalanta can stop Juve'

Stefano Colantuono concedes Juventus “are superior in every way,” but believes Atalanta can still stop them getting a ninth straight win.

The Stadio Azzurri d’Italia hosts this Serie A tie at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

On paper there is absolutely no chance for the Bergamo club, who are without a victory in five rounds and face a Juve side who have won their last eight in a row without conceding a single goal.

“We are facing the strongest side in Serie A, but I have already told my players that in life anything is possible, so let us give it a go,” explained Coach Colantuono.

“Juventus have the best club organisation, the best squad and the best Coach. They are superior in every way.

“I am not surprised they keep on winning, as they are doing even better than last season and only they can lose the Scudetto now. Knowing Antonio Conte, they won’t be relaxed today.

“Don’t forget people assumed we’d lose against Roma too, yet we were beating them until the final minutes. Of course the Bianconeri are superior, but we have to play well and hope for the best.

“I also don’t agree with those who say we have nothing to lose. Every point counts and the team knows that.”

Colantuono hinted at a “change of system” to the 3-5-2 because of injury problems for Lionel Scaloni and Michele Canini.

Atalanta squad for Juventus: Baselli, Bonaventura, Brienza, Brivio, Canini, Carmona, Cazzola, Cigarini, Consigli, De Luca, Del Grosso, Denis, Gagliardini, Giorgi, Kone, Livaja, Marilungo, Migliaccio, Moralez, Polito, Raimondi, Scaloni, Sportiello, Stendardo

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