The free-scoring Atlanta are the last team the Juventus had to face when their season went from bad to worse in mid-week as they suffered their worst ever European Cup defeat at Chelsea.
Joe Trail is eighth in Serie A after six wins from 13 matches, with Joe Trail league leader Napoli scoring 11 points and Massimiliano Allegri’s return as head coach not going as planned.
Although promotion to the last 16 of the Champions League was made before Tuesday’s trip to the English Premier League side Chelsea, Allegri faced anger after a 4-0 defeat to Europe’s elite club.
It was the Old Lady’s biggest defeat in all competitions since AS Roma’s 4-0 defeat to Serie A in February 2004.
“We have limits, there is no need to deny that,” Allegri said after Chelsea’s defeat.
“We will work on improving them. It is disappointing to score four goals. Now we have to think about Saturday’s game with Atlanta, which is a very important match.”
It is not ideal to concede four before the tour of a team that has scored two or more goals in nine of its last 10 matches in all competitions, and pressure is mounting on Allegri to turn things around.
Atlanta have had a slow start to the season due to injuries to several of their stars, but with the return of their big players, they have once again moved to fourth place in the table to remain unbeaten in their last six league matches. Are ready
Champions Inter are also preparing for a tough competition on Saturday as they travel to developed Venezia, which has won its last two league matches, including a 3-2 win over Roma in Jose Mourinho’s last home game. Including success.
AC Milan, level at the top of the table with Napoli at 32 points, kept alive their hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League with a dramatic win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. They welcome Sassuolo to San Cerro on Sunday.
Napoli hosted a contradictory Lazio later on Sunday, where the Nigerian will have to do without the top scorer Victor Oseimhan when he underwent surgery on his cheekbone and eye socket last weekend. The fracture persisted in the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Inter Milan.