Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has escaped serious injury, and is expected to be back for the club’s Champions League clash with Lyon next week.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic lasted for seven minutes against Brescia and will have to undergo tests to clarify the extent of the injury setback.
Brescia coach Diego Lopez says he was “happy” with his side’s performance despite going down to ten men against Juventus.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Juventus-Brescia, Sampdoria-Fiorentina, Cagliari-Napoli and Lazio-Inter.
Maurizio Sarri explained some of the difficulties he has getting Juventus into a specific shape, Aaron Ramsey development and why Giorgio Chiellini “substituted himself.”
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini returned after six months out with injury, and says the "worst part is over."
Juventus welcomed back Giorgio Chiellini after six months out, but Miralem Pjanic faces a spell on the sidelines.
Paulo Dybala’s free kick and a Juan Cuadrado effort allowed Juventus to beat 10-man Brescia, who lost their goalkeeper and saw Florian Aye sent off.
Gonzalo Higuain warns Juventus not to underestimate Brescia this afternoon. “Our approach to this game will be important.”
Fabio Paratici would not be drawn on Maurizio Sarri’s future or the growing pressure on the leaders. “At Juventus, we are always up for debate.”
Juventus rest Cristiano Ronaldo, so Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain lead the way against Mario Balotelli’s Brescia, who are missing Sandro Tonali.
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, Sampdoria-Fiorentina, Sassuolo-Parma and Juventus-Brescia.
There are reports in Italy that Mario Balotelli was the victim of attempted blackmail by an 18-year-old girl while he was playing for Nice.
Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the Juventus squad to face Brescia tomorrow afternoon, as it’s reported he is being rested.
Gigi Di Biagio maintains SPAL “deserved more” from their loss to Lecce, but hasn’t lost hope. “Talking about safety might seem crazy, but I’ve seen crazy things.”
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri insists “it’s motivating to be in a title race to the very end” with Inter and Lazio, so Brescia cannot be taken for granted, as he replies to Jurgen Klopp's suggestion.
Brescia will be without star names including Sandro Tonali, Jesse Joronen and Ernesto Torregrossa against Juventus, confirms coach Diego Lopez.
Rodrigo Bentancur shrugs off criticism of Juventus ahead of Sunday’s game with Brescia. “The team is in very good shape and on the right track.”
Alessandro Matri has reportedly declined an approach by Pescara and has been keeping fit by training with Monza whilst he weighs up his options.
Former hero Dario Hubner believes Brescia can stay up this term and has claimed that it’s easy to play against Juventus. “You have nothing to lose”.