Juventus is waiting for Ronaldo warmly ... and Inter Milan is preparing for Real Madrid

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo hopes the return of his Portuguese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is infected with the new Corona virus, in the face of Spezia next Sunday, to compensate for his loss against Barcelona in the Champions League, and to return to the top of the Italian football league with the start of the sixth stage.

Inter Milan will also have a lame attack, with the absence of its Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku in front of Parma after suffering a muscle strain in the thigh, and he may also miss that in the Champions League against Real Madrid next week.

Ronaldo was not present with his team's 2-0 loss to Barcelona, ​​led by Argentine Lionel Messi, with Covid-19, who had been hit two weeks ago and had a positive result also before the match, and thus Pirlo suffered his first defeats as a coach.

It was a faltering start for Juventus, the Italian champions for the past nine years in a row, who are hoping to claim the tenth title in "Serie A" in succession, and their first European title in a quarter of a century.

The Turin giants are fifth in the league standings, four points behind AC Milan, where the star of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic shines.

The "Old Lady" won their opening match against Sampdoria in September, their only league win this season, with three draws.

The team also scored three easy points after scoring a 3-0 win, when Napoli refused to travel to Turin on the fourth of October due to measures taken against the new Corona virus.

"Our results do not live up to our standards," said team defender Leonardo Bonucci.

"It is time to sharpen our teeth, unite and bring out our best. We miss important players, this is not an excuse, it is a fact, but within four days we will return to the stadium and try to do the best," he added.

Milan and Ibra to consolidate the lead

Milan travels to Udinese without defeat in his pocket, after winning 3-0 in the European League (Europa League) over Sparta Prague in San Siro, where coach Stefano Piolo said that his team this season made it difficult for him to choose.

He explained that "the more we continue playing, the more difficult the choice will be. Everyone plays well."

Napoli, second in the league, two points behind Milan, have won all of the games they played in Serie A except for their loss to Juventus.

Gennaro Gatutsu's men face Sassuolo, who are behind them, in order but with the same number of points.

Napoli had settled their confrontation in the Europa League against Real Sociedad, 1-0, on Thursday, compensating for their loss at home to Dutch Alkmar 0-1 in the first round of the Group Six competitions.

But he received a painful blow by injuring his captain Lorenzo Insigne in the 21st minute in his left foot.

As for fourth-placed Inter Milan, it is preparing for next week's trip to Spain to face Real Madrid after its goalless draw with Ukrainian Shakhtar Danetsk against Parma, 16th-placed, with daily monitoring of Lukaku, who scored seven goals this season.

Atalanta traveled to bottom-of-the-table Croton on Saturday, ahead of their Champions League home match against Liverpool.

Atalanta drew 2-2 at home against Ajax, after losing 3-1 to Sampdoria, where Jean-Piero Gasperini admitted that his attempt to "do some tests" in the team backfired.

And meet Sampdoria led by Claudio Ranieri, who is level on points with Juventus and Atalanta, with Genoa, looking to increase their wins to four games.

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