Juve, with the return of Paulo Dybala, suffers a bad visitor streak. The Romans come from losing an unusual game at the desk.
Juventus visits Roma, with the return of Paulo Dybala after overcoming an injury, in a compromise complicated by the weight of the rival and by the difficulties that the champion had in their recent away games in Serie Aas they lost three of their last four outings from Turin.
On the second date, the Romans will seek to recover from an unusual defeat suffered at the desks, due to the poor inclusion of a player in the debut against Hellas Verona.
The meeting between Roma and Juventus will be played at 3:45 p.m. (Argentine time) at the Stadio Olímpico, with refereeing by Marco Di Bello and live televising on ESPN (Channels 102 of Cablevisión and 621 of DirecTV).
Cristiano Ronaldo would once again share an attack with Swede Dejan Kulusevksi, as Paulo Dybala resumed his normal training pace this last week.
The Argentine was discharged after recovering from a tear suffered in the farewell of his Champions League team, in the round of 16 rematch against Olympique de Lyon.
The technician Andrea Pirlo, who replaced the fired Maurizio Sarri, also received in the last hours the return to the club of Spanish striker Álvaro Morata, who just added a couple of practices and even so is already part of the call to travel to Rome.
In the debut, Juventus thrashed 3-0 to Sampdoria, a bulky result that nevertheless was sealed at the end: Kulusevski opened the scoring at 13 minutes, but Leonardo Bonucci (at 33 of the second half) and Ronaldo (at 43 ) decorated the score against the Genoese.
In that game he was on the bench but Brazilian Arthur, one of the stellar additions of Juve thanks to the exchange he made with Barcelona that included the departure of the Bosnian Miralem Pjanic to the Spanish club, had no action.
On the other hand, the American Weston McKennie (he came on loan from Schalke 04) played the 90 minutes against Sampdoria and is announced again as a starter in the visit to the Olympic.
Pirlo awaited the reincorporation of Dybala. The Argentine has already overcome the complicated thigh injury at the end of last season and the coach summoned him for Sunday’s difficult game against Roma.
With Sampdoria he could not play, but had his moment of glory receiving the award for the best player in Serie A 2019/20.
Right now his agent, Jorge Antun, is in Turin waiting for him to meet with the management of the company when the summer market closes. Juventus to discuss the renewal of the Cordovan contract, which expires in 2022. The Argentine aims to double his salary, which is currently around 7.5 million euros net.
In the meantime, Dybala works to forget a few complicated months, between the contagion of the coronavirus and the injury, which did not prevent him from closing last season with 17 goals and 14 assists in 46 games.
In the campaign that gave him the ninth consecutive title, Juventus did not have a happy end of the season away, condition in which he has not won since June 30 (2 to 0 against Genoa): then he spun three losses and a draw.
Rome, who beat Vecchia Signora on the last date of the previous tournament (taking advantage of the hangover of a rival who had already been crowned and also saved headlines for the Champions League), will play for the first time with an audience at the Olympic, from permission granted by the Italian government to host a thousand spectators in the stadiums.
Paulo Fonseca’s team comes from suffering an unexpected defeat: The Italian Federation gave up the match that ended 0-0 against Hellas Verona on the court by 3-0, due to the improper inclusion of Amadou Diawara.