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January 27, 2015

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Parma V Juventus

Coppa Italia – Quarter Finals [Wednesday, 28th January – 19:45 GMT] – Stadio Ennio Tardini


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Juventus

Juventus will be aiming to heap more misery on Parma while moving a step closer to winning their first Coppa Italia in 20 years.

The Gialloblù are having a season to forget having managed just 4 wins in all competitions, sitting at the foot of the table following another defeat, this time at the hands of fellow relegation-battlers Cesena.

To add to their woes, Antonio Cassano has officially rescinded his contract, having taken legal action against the club for six months of unpaid wages. An especially bitter blow when you consider ‘Fantantonio’ was responsible for almost a third of the goals scored by the club this season.

Meanwhile, Juve will be hoping to lift the trophy for the first time in almost 2 decades,  their last Coppa Italia trophy coming way back in the 1994-95 season when, coincidentally, they faced Parma in a 2-legged final which saw Juve run out 3-0 winners over both legs.

The Bianconeri have won their last 4 matches in a row scoring 15 goals along the way while conceding just 2. Rotation will be the order of the day for Max Allegri, especially as Juve will be playing 3 times in the space of a week.

Marco Storari should begin in goal in place of Gigi Buffon while Stephan Lichtsteiner will hopefully start at right-back, given Martin Caceres played last weekend in the 2-0 win against Chievo.

Angelo Ogbonna has been out of action for the last 2 games since injuring his ankle in the 4-0 victory over Hellas Verona but he was in the squad against Chievo and may start alongside Leonardo Bonucci.

Patrice Evra may be rested with Simone Padoin taking his place at left-back while Andrea Pirlo should have recovered from flu to return to the starting XI. Claudio Marchisio is suspended for this weekends game against Udinese so will likely feature as well.

Max Allegri hinted that Paul Pogba will be rested so Arturo Vidal could start alongside Pirlo and Pereyra in midfield with Kingsley Coman possibly partnering one of either Alvaro Morata or Fernando Llorente.

Predicted Lineup

4-3-1-2 :  Storari; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Ogbonna, Padoin; Pirlo, Vidal, Marchisio, Pereyra, Coman, Llorente

Injuries

Kwadwo Asamoah and Romulo  (Both undergone knee surgery), Angelo Ogbonna (Ankle), Andrea Pirlo (Flu – Recovered), Luca Marrone.

 

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Parma

Despite the change of ownership that was supposed to bring some serenity and some financial stability at Parma, the situation of Ducali remains tumultuous. The star of the team Antonio Cassano has just terminated the contract because the wages haven’t been paid in months. The other players have met with some representatives of the Player’s Association to study the next moves: a mini-mutiny that could lead to other departures. It’s pretty simple: if footballers don’t get paid, they don’t play well. We’ve seen this multiple times, especially in the lower divisions.

To make things worse, despite the impressive signings of Cristian Rodriguez from Atletico Madrid, Silvestre Varela from Porto and Antonio Nocerino from Milan, they have lost against Cesena, one of the few teams within their grasp and they remain dead last in the table and reaching Chievo, Cagliari, Empoli and Atlanta, who are actively battling to avoid the drop, is a mirage. The fans have vehemently confronted the team after the disheartening defeat, but they seem resigned to relegation.

When you collect only nine points in twenty matches, it means that pretty much nothing has worked. The problems started when the former president Tommaso Ghirardi pulled the stunt of “abandoning” his position after they were deprived of the Europa League spot over tax issues, leaving the CEO Pietro Leonardi with no cash in the summer window. Roberto Donadoni is not the main responsible, but he’s on the hot seat and shares some of the blame: his low-key, docile character is probably not suitable for war-time. The squad plays with no sense of urgency.

In Serie A, Parma have won two matches at home, drawing once and losing eight times. But Coppa Italia is a different animal and everything comes down to this: how much they care about it? I guess very little, considering their desperate situation. They face Milan, another troubled team, on the road on Sunday night and they might even think that they could get some points out of that fixture and thus rest the starters.

Predicting the lineup is a bit of a guessing game, but they probably don’t have the depth to use 4-3-3 with the reserves, so Donadoni is likely opt for 3-5-2. Some of the benchwarmers are slated to get the nod in this one: Fabiano Santacroce, Felipe, Pedro Mendes, McDonald Mariga, Lucas Souza, Nicola Pozzi and maybe some youngsters will have a chance to get playing time too. We’ll see if he’ll give the newcomers few minutes to mesh with the others.

They have the worst defense in the league and the return of the rusty Gabriel Paletta hasn’t boosted it: they have conceded 43 goals in 20 matches, more than two per game. They struggle almightily to score too: Cassano was the team’s best with five goals, Paolo De Ceglie (!) is the second best with three. Until they don’t find a good striker, they ain’t going anywhere. The memory of the last encounter between the two teams is still fresh: Juventus hammered Parma: it ended 7-0.

Predicted Lineup:

4-4-2: Iacobucci; Santacroce, Felipe, Mendes; Rispoli, Mariga, Galloppa, Souza, De Ceglie; Palladino, Pozzi.

Injuries:

Biabiany (heart), Coda (knee), Ghezzal (fibula), Jorquera (foot), Lila (calf). Belfodil and Acquah are partaking to AFCON 2015.

 

Formation

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  • Papilaya(John)™★★★

    So is this tomorrow(tuesday)?

    • JuveMondo

      Wednesday

  • JuveMarchisio

    really hope Coman gets some playing time

    • BelgianJuventino

      Me too, as trequartista or striker, doesn’t matter but he HAS to play now. Parma is the weakest opponent in the league and their topscorer just left them, if does doesn’t get him a chance I don’t know what will

      • adp1974

        If I see Tevez and Llorente start that fucking game tomorrow I’m gonna scream ..

        • BelgianJuventino

          That would be fucking disappointing but Tevez isnt in the Squad for this game so thats good news!

    • adp1974

      i really hope he sits tevez…. he needs a rest and he doesnt have to play every fucking game …. they should start morata and coman ….

  • BelgianJuventino

    First it was Garcia who had to swallow his words about referees, now its Benitez’ turn http://football-italia.net/61800/benitez-napoli-were-superior both of you are as hypocrite as it gets

    • dinodelfino

      rafa likes to talk food…fat fuck lol.

      • Papilaya(John)™★★★

        Hes not the only one… food is delicious!! :p

        But i dont recall Rafa ever complaining aboutt he refs, but then again, my memory hasnt served me well in recent years

        • BelgianJuventino

          He did so after the loss to us, like 2-3weeks ago 😛
          “Sorry Roma but Juve will win the Scudetto” quote, after a so called controversial call in our favour

  • dinodelfino

    Osvaldo and Pazzini are touted as alternatives for us???

    • BelgianJuventino

      Yup, so lets pray January ends fast before we get either one of those

      • dinodelfino

        what is it with juve and the month of january?…SIGN ME INSTEAD LOL!!!

        • BelgianJuventino

          lol I bet it would be a far better move than those two combined!

          • dinodelfino

            lol!

        • DutchJuve

          Do it Marotta!! :p

          • dinodelfino

            lol!dude

    • tpick

      Awesome. Can we please buy Amauri too? I’d settle for bringing back Jorge Martinez.

      • BelgianJuventino

        Or Padoin’s twin brother

        • DutchJuve

          There are 2 of them? 😐

          • BelgianJuventino

            no idea, I hope not! xD

      • Juveprodigy101

        Is love Amauri to, toothpick

    • Luca Moleta

      sigh

  • DutchJuve

    Again Coppa? Shouldn’t be very hard against the number last in the Serie A.

    • BelgianJuventino

      On the other hand, this is pretty much the most important game for them, they can only gain something here 😛
      But yeah should be straightforward win anyway for us

      • DutchJuve

        They might wanna focus on surviving in Serie A though. 10 points behind the safe zone is alot, but it’s possible in 18 games. Or maybe they wanna go out with a bang, winning the coppa.

        • BelgianJuventino

          they have more players threatening to leave though, even their captain Lucarelli

          • JuveMarchisio

            a shame, though, if Parma drops down to Serie B

          • BelgianJuventino

            Doesn’t really bother me, someone has to relegate, why not Parma, never really liked them anyway. Rather them than Sassuolo!

          • DutchJuve

            It is. Used to be pretty decent in europe. Well, i was sad about Palermo and Bologna aswell, it’s becoming a trend that real Serie A teams relegate.

    • Papilaya(John)™★★★

      Last isnt a number, Dutch :p

      • DutchJuve

        Idc xD

      • JanJuveNL

        Haha the sentence would have been correct in Dutch

        • DutchJuve

          Now i feel like Van Gaal xD Next i’m gonna say thats another biscuit.

          • JanJuveNL

            This one doesn’t look like a mistake tho 🙂 It’s because John said it

          • DutchJuve

            It felt right too.. John always needs something to complain about!

          • JanJuveNL

            Damnit John..

    • Juveprodigy101

      Good to see you again Dutch, I agree!

  • BelgianJuventino

    God now even Cassano is named a possibility for is, Allegri not denying it, fuuuuuck what good is cassano to us?!

    • Papilaya(John)™★★★

      The combination of him and Pepe in one locker room would make for an awesomely fun pair, but other than that, NOTHING. he d prpbably get everyone fat by bringing in loads of nutella to practice.

      • BelgianJuventino

        I think his big ego would rather destroy the good atmosphere there is now :p

  • BelgianJuventino

    Btw Rav, what’s up with the image for this article? I don’t get the link to Juve 😛

    • Parma are nicknamed the Crusaders . Hence the image of two crusaders doing battle. Tenuous link I know

      • BelgianJuventino

        Ah, now I get it. Didn’t think it was a crusader, it looked more like the Teutonic order or something (yeah I’m a bit of a history geek, hence the question)

        I was just curious!

    • Papilaya(John)™★★★

      Its an epic image tho. But i doubt Parma would put up half the fight the image portrays :p

      • BelgianJuventino

        Yeah it’s a cool picture, just the link eluded me and it began to bother me that I didn’t get it xD

  • Papilaya(John)™★★★

    This is probably gonna be one fun match to watch… and again im gonna miss it because of work. The higher ups of this world should really consider my idea of bringing back the use of chickens and cows instead of money. We d be able to work on our own schedule and wouldnt feel obligated to go to school.

    • BelgianJuventino

      Dunno, you have to watch more Padoin at Lb tho 😛 combined with Pepe playing and possibly missing Coman once more (praying he gets a full match here)

      But yeah I’m also missing it most likely

    • DutchJuve

      I’m with you man!

  • Juveprodigy101

    Ahhh come on, U need all of the french stars to play. U can just put Coman it must be Evra, Pogba and Coman.

  • BelgianJuventino

    Now Paletta leaving Parma as well, not directly like Cassano but he’s leaving to Sampdoria (reportedly)

    Guess it’s just about confirmed Parma will relegate and lose pretty much every decent player in their squad. If those new owners don’t step in soon I see Parma relegating from Serie B football as well

    • Juveprodigy101

      I don’t agree.

    • JuveMondo

      apparently they havent paid PDC his wages the past 6 months either. idk what theyre doing over there…

      • dinodelfino

        BLOODY HELL!!!

      • DutchJuve

        They already took a point from them for financial reasons i think….

        • JuveMondo

          oh didn’t know that. Not a good start for the new owners

          • DutchJuve

            It was a couple of months ago.

        • BelgianJuventino

          Yup

  • JuventusVidal

    ugh i can’t believe i’m gonna miss this game. last semster i had no classes during game time on tuesdays and wednesdays but this semester i’m gonna miss all the tuesday and wednesday game. This cruel world is gonna make me miss CL games. WHY?!?!

    • BelgianJuventino

      just watch them anyway and catch up on classes later! 😛

    • JuveMondo

      I’ll miss any tuesday games too but at least I’m free this time on wednesdays

    • DutchJuve

      Set your school on fire.

      • Papilaya(John)™★★★

        Lets set fire to all the schools!!! F*ck school and f*vk the educatiin system!!! Hazaaa!!

        • BelgianJuventino

          Do you have bonds with Al Qaeda John? 😛

  • dinodelfino

    Come on Juve,keep the treble alive!!!!

  • Quick round up of the days news:

    Juve in the lead to sign Gerson
    Sampdoria to take Marrone on loan with an option to buy
    Mattiello to join chievo on loan
    Sturaro to join Juve after Genoa play Fiorentina

    http://www.juvefc.com/sturaro-juventus-marrone-samp-mattiello-goes-loan/

    • dinodelfino

      nice one rav!

    • BelgianJuventino

      Dont really like the option to buy for Marrone 🙁
      Unless the option is 50mill, then it’s all okay.

  • Juventus starting XI: Storari, Lichtsteiner, Ogbonna, Chiellini, Padoin, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Pepe, Llorente, Coman. #ParmaJuve

    • dinodelfino

      #JUVEWILLSMASH!!!!

    • DutchJuve

      Comaaaan!!

      • dinodelfino

        he will smash it maarten dude!!!

    • BelgianJuventino

      Pereyra should play over Padoin/Pepe but besides that I’m happy

  • JuveKSA

    Any decent link will do right now? Anything you guys?

  • dinodelfino

    great following by the Bianconeri tonight….coppa italia too!

  • JanJuveNL

    Pepe’s passing.. Not so good

  • dinodelfino

    FORZA JUVE

  • JanJuveNL

    Lol, it’s true that none of the Parma players got their salary the last 6 months. Yet they have bought 2 new players in January.

    • dinodelfino

      some club is in trouble……what a joke!

  • dinodelfino

    llorente time that run dude

  • DutchJuve

    That would have been funny.

  • dinodelfino

    Chance Chiellini!!!!

  • dinodelfino

    Raise this JUVE……..DAI!!!!!!

  • JanJuveNL

    Wait.. Morata for Coman?

    • BelgianJuventino

      Yeah.. Surprised me too, also Pogba on for Vidal

  • BelgianJuventino

    it’s like every player goes to the ground by every single touch made today. What a bore, started watching from the second half but there has been nothing worth watching here

  • dinodelfino

    Come on Juve!!!!!!!!Fuckin hell put these shit out!!!

  • JuventusBuffon

    Morata!!!!!!!

  • dinodelfino

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  • dinodelfino

    JUVE JUVE ALE ALE ALE ALE ALE JUVE JUVE

  • dinodelfino

    siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!semi finale!!!!!!!!

  • Luca Moleta

    SEMI FINALS BITCHES

  • JuveMondo

    Hope we get Roma in the semis and smack them twice and then also beat them at their place in the campionato

  • JanJuveNL

    I think this game also showed that Morata really adds something to the team. We were more dangerous from the moment he came on the pitch. He deserved that goal.

  • We were crap…..but we won ! 🙂

    Roma or Fiorentina ?

    • BelgianJuventino

      Let’s hope it’s Fiorentina 😛
      Don’t want Roma to beat us to that 10th Coppa!

  • Juventin1897

    Yo rick or Swain?

    • BelgianJuventino

      wrong page dude

  • BelgianJuventino

    Seems like raiola smells money on Pogba, “Pogba will be gone this year or the next”
    I believe a good CL run will be necessary to keep Pogba for another season. If we don’t at least beat Dortmund, I think this is Pogba’s last season here.

    I’d really like to keep Pogba but if he does leave, that means we could cash in on something around 100mill. Makes one think what would be the best to do eh…

  • BelgianJuventino

    And another thing, with Destro confirmed going to Milan, I have a big fear we’ll sign Pazzini on deadline day. He was already doing nothing at Milan and now there is absolutely no reason left for him to be there. But he’d also be useless here :/

    • don’t want pazzo or osvaldo

      add them to that list

      Anelka
      Borriello
      Toni
      Saint Nick

      • BelgianJuventino

        Yeah same here, all of those guys are just of no use to us. Also don’t want Cassano but that one seems unlikely to me anyway.

        Very much prefer no new striker than anyone on this list

  • Funniest thing you’ll see today – Allegri v Pogba Shot challenge :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85027636&v=mdjgXTiTACE&feature=player_embedded&x-yt-ts=1422503916

    • Peter

      Shouldn’t let him go until he can beat Allegri.

    • Papilaya(John)™★★★

      Haha Allegris voice. I love hows hes like “hows it going?” Everytime he scores… imma start saying that :p

      Does anyone know how to say it italian? I couldnt quite hear it through the video