Stefano Pioli called Zlatan Ibrahimovic “a manna from heaven” who is getting his Milan teammates to fully commit as they host Udinese.
Milan are without Hakan Calhanoglu, Davide Calabria or Mateo Musacchio against Udinese, while Gianluigi Donnarumma needs a fitness test.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list have been announced from Week 23 to 30, including Inter-Milan, Lazio-Inter, Juventus-Inter, Milan-Roma, Napoli-Roma and the Turin Derby.
Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi states the winter break can’t be used as an alibi for their problems. “Last year’s issues are still here in 2020.”
Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Napoli-Fiorentina this weekend, while Piero Giacomelli is assigned to Lecce-Inter and Marco Di Bello has Juventus-Parma.
Maurizio Sarri said the Gonzalo Higuain duet with Paulo Dybala was “worth the ticket price, a goal of rare beauty” for Juventus, but won’t call it Sarriball.
Gonzalo Higuain is relishing his Juventus partnership with Paulo Dybala after their wondergoal against Udinese. “It’s always a pleasure to play with great talents.”
Paulo Dybala lit up Juventus with a brace and an assist for Gonzalo Higuain, while Douglas Costa converted a penalty to smash Udinese 4-0 in the Coppa Italia.
Juventus director Fabio Paratici assures they “don’t need” any replacements for injured Merih Demiral, as Giorgio Chiellini will be back soon.
Stefano Pioli explained why the new tactical approach has made such an impact at Milan after their comfortable Coppa Italia win.
Juventus have Gigi Buffon in goal, Douglas Costa as a trequartista and Matthijs de Ligt in defence, but Cristiano Ronaldo is out ill against Udinese in the Coppa Italia.
Napoli-Lazio will open the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals on January 21, with Inter-Fiorentina closing the schedule on January 29.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said “it’s normal to argue” and insists “everything seems normal” between him and Paulo Dybala ahead of the match against Udinese.
Watford have officially signed Ignacio Pussetto from Udinese on a four-and-a-half-year deal at the Vicarage Road.
Udinese have reportedly accepted an offer of €8m from Watford for their winger Ignacio Pussetto, who will sign with the Hornets until June 2024.
The referees have been assigned for this week’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 fixtures, including Inter-Cagliari, Fiorentina-Atalanta and Juventus-Udinese.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Fiorentina-SPAL, Torino-Bologna, Sampdoria-Brescia and Roma-Juventus.
Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi says his side must “analyse this defeat,” following their 3-0 loss to Udinese at the Dacia Arena.
Udinese coach Luca Gotti wasn’t happy with his side’s performance despite the 3-0 win against Sassuolo. “We could’ve managed the ball better and lost aggression.”
Udinese striker Ignacio Pussetto looks set to join Premier league side Watford, according to Sky Sport Italia.