While everyone waits for Cristiano Ronaldo to break the deadlock, Juventus prepare to host Sassuolo at the Allianz Stadium, seeking another comfortable victory that would cement them at the top of the table.
The defending champions are currently the only team in Serie A that secured all nine points, as Fiorentina, who have two wins saw their encounter with Sampdoria getting postponed due to a horrifying tragedy in Genoa. The Bianconeri have defeated Chievo Verona, Lazio, and Parma so far, scoring seven while conceding three goals in the process, which is not something their fans expected to see after the return of Leonardo Bonucci. Nonetheless, the Old Lady outplayed Sassuolo in Turin six consecutive times, having conceded only one goal during that period.
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Sassuolo, on the other hand, started the season with a commanding 5-1 win over Ternana in Coppa Italia, after which they sent Inter Milan back home empty-handed on the opening Serie A matchday thanks to Domenico Berardi’s penalty kick goal. The Black and Greens have also outscored Genoa at home, clinching a 5-3 triumph following a tense 2-2 draw with Cagliari on the road. However, five straight losses to the Turinese heavyweights means Roberto De Zerbi will have to come up with something special if looking to keep his side on the winning course.
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Both managers will have all of their players fit and ready for the duel, except for Juventus midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola, who has suffered a knee injury.