After nine league wins, Atalanta emerge as biggest threat to Juventus
ROME (ITALY) – Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta coach, said he was not thinking of the Serie A title. With nine successive league victories, they have come out as the most likely threat to Juventus.
Both sides will lock horns on Saturday and Atalanta, which is third-placed can bridge the gap between them and Juventus if they can extend their remarkable form. With 85 goals, Atalanta boast Serie A’s best attack.
With six matches remaining after that, there is little chance that they can catch Juventus. However, it remains a fact that they will make the titleholders uncomfortable especially following Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat at AC Milan when coach Maurizio Sarri said his team suffered a blackout.
Eyeing a ninth successive title, Juventus, with 75 points, have a seven-point lead over Lazio, which is placed second. Atalanta follow on 66 and Inter Milan are fourth with 65.
Battling injuries and suspensions, Lazio have lost three out of five matches since the season re-started a month ago. During their defeat at Lecce on Tuesday, they appeared like a spent force.
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