Atalanta vs. Juventus: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV InfoValerio Pennicino/Getty ImagesFor the third time in as many matches, Sunday will see Juventus taking on a team clad in blue and black stripes as they return to Serie A action to face Atalanta at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
The defender not only broke the deadlock in their Serie A clash with Inter, but he then also netted the winning penalty in the Coppa Italia clash with his former club. While such attacking impetus is not usually his forte, the 28-year-old took both strikes superbly and only added to his increasingly high profile. Following his performance against Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola called Bonucci “one of my all-time favourite players” at his post-match press conference, and it is easy to see why. JuventusFC @juventusfcenIn case you missed it, here's why everyone was talking about Leonardo on Sunday night 😉 #CongratsLeo @bonucci_leo19 https://t.
Antonio Calanni/Associated PressDate: Sunday, March 6, 2016Time: 2 p. m. GMT/9 a. ETVenue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, BergamoTV Info: BT Sport 2 (UK), beIN Sports 1 (USA)Live Stream: BT Connect (UK)Form LinesLast five domestic results:Hellas Verona 2-1 AtalantaJuventus 1-0 GenoaAtalanta 0-0 EmpoliFrosinone 0-2 JuventusSampdoria 0-0 AtalantaJuventus 1-0 NapoliAtalanta 2-3 FiorentinaBologna 0-0 Juventus Carpi 1-1 AtalantaJuventus 2-0 InterProbable FormationsLineUpBuilder. comAtalanta: (4-3-3): Marco Sportiello; Gianpaolo Bellini, Andrea Masiello, Gabriel Paletta, Boukary Drame; Luca Cigarini, Marten De Roon, Jasmin Kurtic; Alessandro Diamanti, Mauricio Panilla, Marco D’ AlessandroUnavailable: Carlos Carmona, Alejandro Gomez, Rafael Toloi, Cristian Raimondi (all injured)Juventus (3-5-2): Gigi Buffon; Daniele Rugani, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Paul Pogba, Alex Sandro; Mario Mandzukic, Paulo DybalaUnavailable: Martin Caceres and Giorgio Chiellini (both injured)Player to Watch Marco Luzzani/Getty ImagesIf Juventus have one man to thank for their two victories in the last seven days, it is undoubtedly Leonardo Bonucci to whom they should turn.
“We’re delighted to have progressed, ” he said, per the club’s official website, “but let’s hope we learn from our performance tonight and use it as inspiration for the rest of the campaign. ”OptaPaolo @OptaPaolo2 - @juventusfc have reached 2 consecutive Coppa Italia Final for the first time since 1958/59 and 1959/60. History.
co/9VQmee1rpnAccording to statistics courtesy of WhoScored. com, the Viterbo-native has averaged 0. 9 tackles, 2. 6 interceptions and 4. 2 clearances per game this season, also completing an impressive 88. 2 per cent of his 64. 2 pass attempts per outing. Sadly, a yellow card on Wednesday means Bonucci will now miss the cup final against Milan in May, but he will almost certainly look to control proceedings at the back for the Bianconeri when the match with Atalanta gets underway. Key BattleGIUSEPPE CACACE/Getty ImagesOne of the few players to perform well in both those recent matches against Inter was full-back Alex Sandro.
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