Just hours after last night’s 1-1 Europa League last 16 first leg draw with Fiorentina at Juventus Stadium, the Bianconeri regrouped in Vinovo to immediately fix their sights on Sunday night’s important Serie A meeting against Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris.
A recent away defeat at the hands of Chievo brought an end to a four-game unbeaten run for this weekend’s hosts, but they will be aiming to bolster a home record of just one loss in ten matches by picking up a positive result against Antonio Conte’s league leaders.
History, however, would suggest it could be a tough ask as the Rossoblu have only got the better of Juventus once in the last 20 meetings of the sides, Rafaele Palladino swooping at the death to seal a 3-2 triumph in April 2009.
But with former Juventus Primavera coach Gian Piero Gasperini back in the Rossoblu dugout following a successful previous stint between 2006 and 2010, the home faithful will be hoping the tactician can draw on all his experience to mastermind an upset.
With little time to waste, Conte put his men through their paces in glorious spring sunshine at Juventus Center. Those who featured in featured in last night’s game underwent a light session, while the remainder of the group underwent a mixed workout.
Tomorrow afternoon brings the opportunity for the Bianconeri to apply the finishing touches to their preparations, ahead of their early evening departure for Liguria.