Milan: Juventus hosts rivals Torino are set to close the gap on high-flying Serie A leaders AC Milan ahead of next week’s Champions League final clash in Barcelona on Saturday.
Italy are fourth in the Champions League, six points behind Milan, who face Sampdoria on Sunday in a bid to extend their unbeaten run in the league.
Second-placed Inter Milan, five points ahead of their home rivals, host Bolna, will be judged in the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk in San Serbia.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Milan are aiming for their first Serie A title since 2011, when Sweden last played for the club.
Ibrahimovic has missed the last two games in which the Europa League has beaten Celtic with a muscle injury and will be left out of the 11th-placed Sampdoria tour.
But when Milan have shown they can win without their star striker, who leads the Serie A scoring chart with 10 goals, Joyo relies on Cristiano Ronaldo.
He has drawn five of the nine games he has played this season, including a 1-1 win over Bonanto last weekend when Ronaldo was rested.
Portugal forward Polo Debala will return to the derby, but Spain striker Alvaro Morata has been ruled out for two matches.
Torino coach Marco Gimpalo has recovered from the Corona virus as his 18th-ranked team seeks to win the first flight to Joao since April 1995.
After qualifying for the knockout round of the Europa League, Milan are heading to Genoa to maintain their unbeaten league run.
“Uber is a key player, even when he’s not playing, he’s a leader,” Paoli said.
“But we have shown that we have a lot of solutions.”
Sassuolo is third on points with Inter, the last time Conte’s side suffered their first defeat of the season.
Emilia-Romagna’s side face a tough journey to sixth-placed Roma, whose unbeaten run of seven matches ended last weekend in Napoli.
Napoli, ranked fifth, travels to promote Croton, as they have been vying for the league’s first title since the days of Diego Maradona in 1990, to commemorate Argentina’s symbols.
Eighth-ranked Atlanta will travel to Adenis ahead of their Champions League tour of Ajax, shortly afterwards, with Lazio playing in advanced Spazia before hosting Club Brugge.
Player to watch: Andrea Bellotti
Captain Andrea Belotti needs another goal to reach his 100th Torino goal.
Belotti, 26, has scored seven of the 16 goals he has struggled for this season and has six points from nine games.
The Italian forward joined the club in 2015, scoring the most 26 league goals in his career.