Atalanta vs Juventus: Pjanic & Mandzukic miss out

first_imgJuventus 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 Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 2018-19Juventus 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.last_img read more

Miners tech stocks combine to push TSX lower BarrickNewmont merger talks end

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Declines in the tech sector and weakness in the mining sector left the Toronto stock market little changed at the end of a volatile session Monday.The S&P/TSX composite index gave up early gains to lose 2.66 points to 14,530.91.Part of the reason for the subpar performance in the mining group came from Barrick Gold after merger talks between the Canadian company (TSX:ABX) and Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) broke off. The news came two days before Barrick’s annual meeting, when company chairman and industry legend Peter Munk is expected to step down. Barrick shares lost 62 cents to $19.12.The Canadian dollar was up 0.09 of a cent to 90.7 cents US.It was a volatile session for New York markets as well, with the Dow Jones industrials registering a triple- digit advance, then going into negative territory at mid-afternoon before ending the day up 87.28 points at 16,448.74.The Nasdaq finished well off its worst levels for the day and slipped 1.16 points to 4,074.4 as some of the biggest tech names registered declines with Amazon, Facebook and Netflix all down around 2.5 per centAfter snapping up tech stocks last year, investors have spent most of 2014 punishing them. The Nasdaq is down three per cent in April.“The froth is finally burning off in some of these sectors, like technology,” said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist at Prudential Financial in New York.“Investors want to rely more on fundamentals and it’s hard to justify some of these valuations.”Negative sentiment also spread to the TSX tech sector, down almost one per cent with Constellation Software (TSX:CSU) down 3.4 per cent at $253.03.The S&P 500 index rose 6.03 points to 1,869.43.Investors also focused on rising tensions in the crisis over Ukraine.On Monday, the U.S. government imposed sanctions against seven Russian government officials and 17 companies with links to President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.The White House says the penalties were being levied because it says Russia has failed to live up to commitments it agreed to under an international accord aimed at de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine.Corporate earnings will help set the tone on markets this coming week.In Canada, Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO), Suncor (TSX:SU) Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) are expected to report results.The energy sector is the best-performing group on the TSX year to date, up about 15 per cent.“I see some good, positive results,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investment.“Oil prices have remained relatively high, I think our discount relative to U.S. oil has diminished, which should help out the oilsands producers.”On Monday, Precision Drilling (TSX:PD) reported first-quarter net earnings of $102 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, up from $93 million, or 33 cents per diluted share a year ago. Revenues increased 13 per cent to $672 million, mainly due to higher pricing and drilling activity in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. Its shares slipped 14 cents to $13.70.On the commodity markets, June crude in New York added 24 cents to US$100.84 a barrel and the TSX energy sector gained 0.10 per cent.The gold sector led decliners, down 2.13 per cent as June bullion lost $1.80 to US$1,299 an ounce.The base metals sector declined 1.62 per cent as July copper was unchanged at US$3.09 a pound. The Toronto Stock Exchange Broadcast Centre is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 28, 2014 7:39 am MDT Miners, tech stocks combine to push TSX lower; Barrick/Newmont merger talks end read more