This weekend Serie A will usher in the 17th round of the competition. In a focus of this round, Juventus will play at home and their opponent is Sassuolo. After the first 16 rounds, Juventus ranked 4th in one less match, and Sassuolo ranked 5th in the league by one point. This direct dialogue between the two teams will be a crucial battle.
After entering 2021, the Juventus team has maintained a very good state. They first defeated Udinese at home and then defeated the leaders AC Milan in the away game. Especially in the match against AC Milan, Juventus beat their opponents 3-1 away, ending their previous unbeaten record of 27 consecutive league games.
Cristiano Ronaldo has played 4 games with Sassuolo before. In 4 games, he scored 4 goals and maintained an efficiency of 1 goal per game. However, Juventus failed to win the two games against Sassuolo last season. The two teams played 2-2 and 3-3 respectively in the two matches last season. The last time he faced AC Milan’s poor state of Ronaldo, this game will lead the team to a three-game winning streak.
Sassuolo is a dark horse in Serie A this season. In the first 16 rounds, they scored 8 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, and they beat Naples, Atalanta and Lazio in the standings. In the previous round, Sassuolo defeated Genoa at home and won his first victory in 2021. Although this is an away game, the Sassuolo team’s 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the away game this season still need to attract enough attention from Juventus.
The two sides played against Juventus in the past 10 times with 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. They have maintained their unbeaten record against Sassuolo for 9 consecutive games. The last time Sassuolo beat Juventus was back in the 2015-16 season, when Juventus lost 0-1 away to their opponents. Juventus should have an absolute advantage in terms of strength comparison and confrontation record, but Juventus still cannot be taken lightly in this game.
The game will start at 3:45 am on January 11th, Beijing time, when the CCTV Sports Channel will broadcast the game live. Fans who support Juventus and Ronaldo, remember to pay attention to this Serie A strong dialogue