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Postby lebaobei123 » 22 Sep 2018, 02:47

ROME - The moods of Roma and Juventus couldnt be more different ahead of their top-of-the-table clash this weekend.Roma is euphoric following a hard-earned 1-1 draw at Manchester City in the Champions League while Juventus is despondent after conceding a late goal in a 1-0 loss at Atletico Madrid.But both sides bring perfect league records into Sundays match at the Juventus Stadium and have designs on taking control of Serie A.Also this weekend, Udinese a€” which is three points behind the leaders a€” hosts Cesena. Meanwhile, Inter Milan visits Fiorentina and AC Milan faces Chievo Verona at the San Siro.Here are some things to know entering the sixth round of the Italian league:___TIMELESS TOTTI: Francesco Tottis equalizer at City made him the oldest scorer in Champions League history at 38 and Roma is reportedly considering extending his contract so that he could become the oldest outfield player in Serie A history.Excluding goalkeepers, former AC Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta was the oldest player to appear in Serie A at 41 years and 25 days before he retired in 2007.Tottis current contract is due to expire in 2016 when hell be 39. Roma apparently wants to add a couple more years to the deal and enable to Totti play in a new stadium that Roma is about to build.With 235 goals in Serie A, Totti is second on the all-time list behind Silvio Piola, who played from 1929-54 and scored 274 goals.___MISSING THE TARGET: Juventus controlled 61 per cent of the possession against Atletico but didnt produce a single shot on goal.If we want to get our diploma in Europe we need to risk more, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said. We need to analyze ourselves and improve.The loss ended Juves streak of 12 consecutive wins in all competitions, dating back to last season.Still, Juve has not conceded a goal in five Serie A matches this season, which is a record start.___PIRLO PREPARES: Juventus passing wizard Andrea Pirlo is preparing to return from a month out with a bruised right hip.The midfield maestro is expected to be on the bench for the match against Roma and could enter in the second half.Juves centre back Andrea Barzagli is still out injured and midfielder Romulo is out for a month following a hernia operation.Roma has deeper injury problems, with midfielders Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman plus defenders Davide Astori and Leandro Castan all out and goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis doubtful.De Sanctis missed the Madrid match with a gluteal muscle tear and Polish backup Lukasz Skorupski performed well in his absence.Roma forward Juan Iturbe returned from an injured groin against Atletico and could start in Turin.___LEGAL DEFENDER: Atalanta centre back Guglielmo Stendardo has passed his legal exams and is now a full-fledged attorney.He says the oral exams were tougher than defending forwards like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arjen Robben or Ruud van Nistelrooy.Thats a tough task but at least you have a team helping you. When youre facing a panel of five lawyers you dont have many options, Stendardo told the Gazzetta dello Sport.Stendardo ran into trouble with his club when he skipped a match against Roma two years ago to take an exam but there are no problems now with coach Stefano Colantuono.Hes an intelligent guy, Colantuono said. Hes been able to pursue both careers with dedication and character.Stendardo is planning to enter sports law and work with his fellow players.Atalanta visits Sampdoria on Sunday.___Andrew Dampf can be followed at www.twitter.com/asdampf Tarell Basham Jersey . Chile applied pressure in midfield right from the beginning, challenging aggressively and continually surging forward. Eduardo Vargas beat the offside trap and fired home a stinging shot for Chiles opening goal in the fifth minute. Johnny Unitas Jersey . 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However, with a recent dip in scoring, it seems some of the same old questions persist and several new ones have been raised after a somewhat troubling homestand.MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens want to accentuate the positive after blowing a 3-1 lead in the third period of their playoff game in Boston. Coach Michel Therrien said on a conference call on Sunday that his team was happy to be home from Boston with a split of the opening two games of the best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference second round series. The Canadiens pulled out a 4-3 overtime win in the series opener on Thursday, but let a lead slip away under relentless Bruins pressure in a 5-3 defeat on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden. The third and fourth games will be played Tuesday and Thursday respectively at the Bell Centre. "We went to play two games where its tough for any team to play in the NHL and were out of there with the series tied," said Therrien. "Thats the big picture. "I think its a boost of confidence for our players that were able to compete with that team and play with that team. And one thing for sure, playing at the Bell Centre, with the fans and support weve got, is a tough place for the other team to play. Im sure the players will feed off our fans." The Canadiens were given the day off Sunday and will practice Monday at their suburban training centre to prepare for Game 3. While the Canadiens took home ice advantage away from Boston, the Bruins looked to have grabbed momentum in the series with four third-period goals. "Momentum, yes its a part of hockey, but theres nothing you can do about the past," said Therrien. "Whats important is the moment. "Our preparation for the next game has alreaady started.dddddddddddd From the coaching standpoint, there are going to be things well apply during practice and make sure we apply them in the next game. "Momentum starts when they drop the puck." He denied that the Canadiens were nursing a lead in the third period before the Bruins stormed back. He said Boston had only one scoring chance in the third 10 minutes and scored on their first real chance of the final frame. Defenceman Josh Gorges said the players want to put Game 2 behind them. "Theres no sense in celebrating too much after a win or beating yourself up after a loss," he said. "It doesnt do anything for you for the next game. We know where we stand. We know we have to be better." Therrien would not discuss any potential lineup changes. He said winger Brandon Prust, who looks to be struggling, is "totally healthy" and that he liked what he saw from rookie winger Michael Bournival, who returned to the lineup after sitting out a game in favour of veteran Travis Moen. "He had a really good first round,"said Therrien, who used Bournival in every game of an opening round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. "We put him back in the lineup. I wanted to use his speed. I thought he did a good job with (Tomas) Plekanec." Therrien also said he hopes that popular singer Ginette Reno would be back to sing the Canadian anthem in Game 3. The Canadiens scored early after she sang in both home games against the Lightning. "Wed welcome her with open arms," he said. Cheap Denver Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Minnesota Timberwolves Jerseys Cheap Oklahoma City Thunder Jerseys Cheap Portland Trail Blazers Jerseys Cheap Utah Jazz Jerseys Cheap Los Angeles Clippers Jerseys Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys Cheap Phoenix Suns Jerseys Cheap Sacramento Kings Jerseys Cheap Dallas Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys Cheap Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys Cheap New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys Cheap San Antonio Spurs Jerseys Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys ' ' '
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