Conte wary of Milan threat

A look ahead to the weekend's action in the Italian Serie A, including Juventus visit to AC Milan on Sunday.

Last Updated: 22/11/12 at 17:55 Post Comment

Antonio Conte: Warned his side

Antonio Conte: Warned his side

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Juventus boss Antonio Conte has warned his side not to take AC Milan lightly when the pair face off at the San Siro on Sunday.

The Turin club are four points clear at the top of the Serie A table and travel to the San Siro to take on a Milan side struggling in 12th place.

"Sunday we will play an important game against a team that are currently not around the top of the standings, but have great quality," Conte told the club's official website.

"We are first in the standings, but remember that we have not done anything."

Midfield playmaker Andrea Pirlo is equally wary and determined that his side emerge victorious.

"It's a special game as far as I'm concerned," he said. "We know we've done well up until now and that Milan have had a few difficulties, but we just want to remain focused on ourselves."

Juventus should have Giorgio Chiellini fit for the clash after the defender complained of a leg injury following their 3-0 win over Chelsea.

"It 's only a hardening of the calf should not be anything serious," he said. "Two or three days of rest and I should recover for Sunday.

"Winning helps you win. And to win a big game like against Chelsea puts you in such a mindset that we could take the field immediately, without waiting for Sunday night.

"The game against Milan is always a great challenge that we will prepare for as best as we can. "

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri saw his side qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League last night after they won in Belgium against Anderlecht, but in the league they have not been as successful, already registering six defeats.

"Sunday will be a fascinating game even if we're so far from Juventus," said the boss. "They're the strongest team and that's where we want to be."

Palermo and Catania meet on Saturday in the Sicilian derby with the former struggling, level on points with third-bottom Pescara.

In contrast Catania are seventh and Palermo chief executive Maurizio Zamparini admits his side are the underdogs.

"Catania are currently stronger than us, has proven experience," he told Sky Sport 24.

"It is the first time since I've been to Palermo that we start at a disadvantage."

Matches on Sunday see Pescara host Roma, Sampdoria take on Bologna, Fiorentina travel to Torino and Atalanta play Genoa.

The other game on Sunday sees Chievo host Siena, while on Monday second-placed Inter Milan travel to Parma.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby convinced he can put injury problems behind him for good

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is convinced his latest comeback from long-term injury will not prove another false dawn.

Premier League: Luke Shaw not fit enough says Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has ordered Luke Shaw to train alone because he is not fit enough.

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal admits he will not buy players just for the sake of it

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he will not buy players just for the sake of it.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property