In arguably Europe’s most exciting game of the weekend, Juventus and Roma will clash in Turin this Saturday afternoon with Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho both looking to put down a marker on Serie A this season.
The Italian top flight has been one almighty spectacle the past two years with both Milan clubs returning back to their former glory, just as Juventus have now gone two seasons without lifting the Scudetto. Now, with Roma putting together a promising team with Mourinho at the helm, Serie A is set to steal the headlines many times again this season.
So far, the Europa Conference League champions are third in the league with two wins from two games. The club went on the road to meet with Salernitana on the opening week of games, as Bryan Cristante scored a goal from a total of 20 shots.
Roma’s defensive solidity continued in a 1-0 home win for the club, as Chris Smalling scored with Mourinho’s men having 12 shots on target against Cremonese as the ex-Manchester United man put on a clinic.
Juventus are sitting right behind Roma in the table right now, and this comes after a 0-0 draw away to Sampdoria. On the other hand, with a debut Serie A goal for Angel Di Maria and a brace from superstar striker, Dusan Vlahovic, the serial winners of Serie A have proved their attacking excellence already by beating Sassuolo 3-1.
The only argument against Roma right now is how their first two games have been against opposition expected to fight relegation. Juventus, however, have had tougher tests, but this shouldn’t look past the Mourinho-esque defensive brilliance shown with Roma so far.
It’s set to be a fantastic encounter, where all eyes turn to Paulo Dybala as he faces his old club at the Juventus Stadium.