Juventus have not missed a beat since returning to competitive action following the winter break after coming from behind to beat Lazio on Sunday.The Old Lady were rescued by a late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty which secured all three points and extended their lead at the top of Serie A to 11 points.Now, the focus switches to the Coppa Italia and a trip to Atalanta, as the Italian champions look to secure their fifth league and cup double in a row with the treble still in the back of their minds. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Atalanta vs Juventus Date Wednesday, January 30 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast but is available for streaming on ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be televised on BT Sport 3 and can be streamed on the BT Sport App. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 3 BT Sport App Squads & Team News Position Atalanta players Goalkeepers Berisha, Gollini. Rossi Defenders Masiello, Mancini, Toloi, Palomino, Adnan, Varnier, Djimsiti, Reca Midfielders Gomez, Rigoni, Pasalic, De Roon, Freuler, Hateboer, Castagne, Gosens, Valzania, Pessina Forwards Ilicic, Zapata, Tumminello, Barrow Atalanta come into this game with a fully available squad after Ali Adnan returned from international duty.Atalanta starting XI: Berisha; Palomino, Djimsiti, Mancini; Hateboer, Freuler, De Roon, Castagne, Gomez; Zapata, Ilicic. Position Juventus players Goalkeepers Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin Defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Bonucci, Rugani, Sandro Midfielders Pjanic, Matuidi, Can, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Spinazzola, Khedira, Cuadrado Forwards Ronaldo, Dybala, Costa, Mandzukic, Kean Leonardo Bonucci picked up an injury against Lazio and will miss this game, while Juan Cuadrado remains a long-term absentee.Mario Mandzukic also misses out with injury, while Miralem Pjanic is only fit enough for a spot on the bench. Juventus starting XI: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Chiellini, Rugani, Sandro; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Douglas Costa, Ronaldo, Bernardeschi.Betting & Match Odds Juventus are favourites to win this match, with bet365 offering them at evens. Atalanta can be backed at 11/4, while a draw is 23/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Juventus look unbeatable in Italy and have started 2019 in the fashion you come to expect from the Italian champions.The Old Lady are still unbeaten after 21 games in Serie A and they haven’t lost in the Coppa Italia since Roma defeated them at the quarter-final stage in the 2013-14 season.Atalanta have become known as one of Italy’s European challengers in recent seasons and are chasing a Champions League spot once again, as they sit three points behind AC Milan in the race for fourth place.For all of Atalanta’s recent success, they have not lifted any silverware since 1963 after being knocked out by Juventus at the semi-final stage in this competition last season.Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri knows this won’t be an easy test.“There will be no second chances – we need to produce a big performance,” he said.“It won’t be easy. Atalanta have scored more goals than anyone else in Serie A this season and they fought back against Roma on Sunday, creating lots of chances.“Physically, they’re one of the few sides that can match us – but they do give you chances. In these one-off games, the winner is the team that makes the fewest mistakes. We need to take advantage of their weaknesses.”Record signing Cristiano Ronaldo netted again at the weekend taking his tally up to 16 for the season but the Portuguese superstar is yet to find the net in the Coppa Italia for his new club.Atalanta held Juventus to a draw on Boxing Day, with Allegri’s side reduced to 10 men after Rodrigo Bentancur was sent off, and the hosts will be hoping to go one better to end their opponents’ monopoly of the Coppa Italia.
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H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana pays floral tribute to the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement.The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo paid tribute to the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and Kofi, who led the ‘Great Rebellion’ of 1763, with floral tributes at the Non-Aligned and 1763 Monuments, Georgetown.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the Ghanaian President, who is in Guyana for a two-day state visit, this morning, was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings and Ambassador Dr. Timothy Critchlow.The Non-Aligned Monument was unveiled by His Excellency, Arthur Chung, the first President of Guyana, in honour of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement; these founders are; the Presidents of Egypt, Ghana, India and Yugoslavia.The monument also commemorates the 1972 Conference (August 8-11) of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned countries, the first of its kind to be held in Guyana. It consists of four busts, sculpted to the likeness of each of the founders of the movement.H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana along with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. Karen Cummings and other officials being escorted from the Non-Aligned Monument, Georgetown.Following the floral tribute at the Non-Aligned Monument at Company Path Gardens, President Akufo-Addo was then escorted by Dr. Cummings to the 1763 Monument, Square of the Revolution, Brickdam, where he was received by Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent, Vincent Alexander.The Ghanaian head of state laid a floral tribute at the monument which was built to commemorate the 1763 revolt, also known as the ‘Great Rebellion’, which occurred on Plantations in the Berbice River.The revolt began on February 27, 1763 and is considered to be the first major attempt by enslaved Africans to fight for their freedom. During the revolt, an enslaved African named Kofi from plantation Lilienburg led in the organisation of military attacks on several plantations.Some features of the monument include the pouting lips which symbolise the resistance to oppression. The shield-like face on the chest represents a spiritual guard against enemies, while in the hands of the sculpture, a pig and dog being squeezed symbolise the greed, lust and ignorance against, which we should constantly fight. The map of Guyana carved on the back of the structure is a representation of the peoples of Guyana.President Akufo-Addo will meet with President David Granger at State House, where bilateral discussions will be held between the two heads of state, then the signing of bilateral agreements. (Excerpts from DPI) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana, Ghana engage in bilateral talks; Ghana’s president expresses support for Guyana in border disputeJune 11, 2019In “latest news”Ghana’s President due in Guyana today for high-level 2-day visitJune 10, 2019In “latest news”President of Ghana pays courtesy call on Opposition LeaderJune 11, 2019In “latest news”