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      23.02.2019 13:00 - in: Serie A S

      Allegri: "Tough test against Bologna"

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      The Juventus coach previews tomorrow afternoon's game in Emilia-Romagna against Mihajlović's men

      For the second time this season, Juventus will return to the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara to take on Bologna. The last time took place on 12th January in the Coppa Italia, in what was the Bianconeri's first match of 2019, that Massimiliano Allegri's men won 2-0.

      Today, at midday, the coach faced the media at the pre-match press conference, and before beginning, Allegri gave his condolences to the Agnelli Family for the passing of Donna Marella. Then, he went on to preview tomorrow's tie, here's what he had to say:

      TOMORROW'S TEAM NEWS

      "Perin will play in goal tomorrow, and Cancelo will be out there from the first minute. I still have to evaluate whether to play Chiellini or let him rest, today I will make my decisions. Regarding the midfielders, Pjanic isn't well. I hope Douglas Costa will be back and when he's in good condition, he'll play."

      THE MATCH IN MADRID

      "We have 20 days to prepare for the return leg on 12th March. It will be a great evening and we will face it with great enthusiasm and full of adrenaline. I don't know if we'll qualify, but we must do everything to make it happen.

      "To come into the game in the best condition we have to do well in our next three league games, starting now from tomorrow. Playing the second leg now of Juve-Atletico would be a mistake, because from here until the game we need time to prepare everything a little at a time, step by step, like a bottle of water slowly filling up. Atletico Madrid are a strong team, and in the last nine years they have won three Europa Leagues and made two Champions League finals. In the return match we absolutely have to do better than in the first leg, but one thing is certain: We will be ready on 12th March."

      THE BIANCONERI DRESSING ROOM

      "The players are doing well and they are calm. They have a good training session yesterday and we need to transform what happened in Madrid into an opportunity to do something extraordinary."

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