It’s the debut match for Juventus in 2022 and the first game of the year is against Napoli. Juventus will be looking for revenge after losing to them in their first leg of the season 2-1 after Koudibaly sealed it with his 85th minute goal . The Bianconeri are seventh in Serie A, 4 points away from the top four and 12 points off of first place Inter. After a bad start to the season, Allegri’s men have been in good form in recent games and currently are ridding a six game unbeaten streak in Lega Serie A.
Napoli’s team arrives at the game with several problems, in addition to Koulibaly, Osimhen and Ounas playing in the African Cup and also Fabian Ruiz being injured, Napoli has the absence of Lozano, Elmas, Mauilcut, Mario Rui and the manager Luciano Spaletti because of COVID, which have many concerned that the match may not take place and be postponed.
Bonucci and Danilo are out because of injuries, Chiellini, Arthur and Pinsoglio are positive for COVID and Pellegrini and Kaio Jorge are in doubt because of a flue like symptoms.
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After a week of reports that suggested there’s a strong possibility he may leave the club, new reports from Sky Sport’s Gianluca Di Marzio are now saying Alvaro Morata will stay at Juventus until the end of the season, the player has promised management and head coach Massimiliano Allegri that he will be 100% focused until the end of the season. Juventus is still trying to find a new club for Aaron Ramsey, according to Gianluca Di Marzio the Welsh has refused an offer from Burnley and is waiting for a better proposal, which likely will be from the English Premiere League.
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