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Juve are playing for primacy with Chelsea

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Tonight at Atalanta against Young Boys we need three points

ROME. Already qualified for the round of 16, Juventus today (at 9pm Canale 5) in London will play the lead in the Champions League group with Chelsea. Atalanta, on the other hand, again tonight at 9 pm, is giving away a good slice of qualification against the hosts of the Young Boys in Bern.

«Tonight we are playing for first place against a team that is leading the Premier and won the Champions League: we need a technically valid match, with clarity and personality, because for us it is an important test – says coach Massimiliano Allegri -. Dybala is fine, he trained with the team and is called up for London, but I don’t know how many minutes he has in his legs because he hadn’t worked with his team-mates for several days ». Then, a point on the unavailable: “Chiellini returns on Wednesday, De Sciglio will be available either for Atalanta or immediately after, Bernardeschi is the one a little further back and Danilo will be out for two months” adds Allegri. A draw would also be good for Juve tonight: the bianconeri, in fact, would remain with three points clear of the English one game from the end of the group, but would be ahead in the head-to-head clashes by virtue of the 1-0 won in the first leg at the Stadium. In any case, there would still be the match point against Malmoe in the home match on 8 December to try to avoid the big names in the round of 16 draw.

Atalanta will also be on the field tonight against Young Boys. “We go to Bern to win and we are convinced that we will play a great game: we are only interested in winning, if we always do it we will go to the second round – promises Berat Djimsiti, Atalanta defender -. The difficulty will be in playing on the synthetic, but also in the first leg on our field it was hard – underlines the Albanian defender -. Scoring as many goals as we did with Spezia does not happen as often as in previous years and it is something that gives confidence ». Djimsiti denies that the team could be favored by the knowledge of the result between Villarreal and Manchester United who play at 6.45 pm: “I don’t think it’s an advantage that the other two play before us, also because we don’t care about the results of the others but only win. : if we do it in the two matches we miss, we pass ».

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