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Juventus vs Sassuolo: Ronaldo starts alongside Dybala

first_imgSerie A table-toppers Juventus and Sassuolo will face each other on Sunday at the Allianz Stadium, with striker Cristiano Ronaldo still in search of his first goal for the Old Lady.Juventus are sporting a three-game winning streak despite their Portugal international being unable to find the target, though Sassuolo sit in second place and are unbeaten heading into the fixture – winning twice and drawing once.Ronado is expected to be fully fit and well-rested after being allowed to sit out the international break, though Sassuolo pose a threat as they sport newcomer Kevin-Prince Boateng up front. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Juventus v Sassuolo Date Sunday, September 16 Time 2pm BST / 9am EST TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will only be livestreamed through the ESPN+ app. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Eleven Sports. UK TV channel Online stream Eleven Sports 2 Eleven Sports online Squads & Team News Position Juventus players Goalkeepers Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin Defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, A. Sandro, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Spinazzola Midfielders Pjanic, Khedira, D. Costa, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Can, Bentancur Forwards Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Kean, Bernardeschi Defender Andrea Barzagli has picked up a calf strain and finds himself sidelined as a result.Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Benatia, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Emre Can, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.Subs: Pinsoglio, Perin, Chiellini, Pjanic, Douglas Costa, Cuadrado, Kean, Rugani, Bentancur, Bernardeschi. Position Sassuolo players Goalkeepers Satalino, Consigli, Pegolo,  Defenders Santos, Lemos, Rogerio, Peluso, Sernicola, Lirola, Magnani, Ferrari, Dell’Orco, Adjapong Midfielders Magnanelli, Duricic, Sensi, Boga, Boateng, Duncan, Bourabia, Locatelli Forwards Matri, Raspadori, Odgaard, Berardi, Trotta, Babacar, Di Francesco, Brignola Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi has no fresh injury concerns to contend with.Sassuolo XI: Consigli; Lirola, Marlon, Ferrari, Rogerio; Duncan, Locatelli, Bourabia; Berardi, Boateng, Djuricic.Subs: Pegolo, Magnanelli, Lemos, Matri, Sensi, Boga, Magnani, Babacar, Di Francesco, Dell’Orco, Adjapong, Brignola.Betting & Match Odds Juventus are priced at 1/5 to emerge victorious, according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 6/1. A win for Sassuolo can be taken at 12/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Leonardo Bonucci Juventus 2018-19Ronaldo will have already been feeling the pressure to hit the mark against Sassuolo following the £88 million deal that moved him from Real Madrid to Juventus, especially as he would be keen to build confidence ahead of a crucial Champions League group stage that involves a reunion with Manchester United.Paulo Dybala will be able to be called upon as a forward, though the Argentine will not be as fully fit as Ronaldo following his involvement with his national side.Gonzalo Higuain was transferred to AC Milan in the summer following the arrival of the Portugal striker, which means an on-target Ronaldo will be crucial for Juve.Visiting side Sassuolo will be buoyed by the acquisition of Boateng this summer and keen to pull an upset over the defending Serie A champions – though they do sport an abysmal record against the Italian giants.Juventus struck seven goals against Sassuolo in their most recent fixture in January 2018, with Higuain notching a hat-trick, Sami Khedira scoring twice and Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro each bagging one apiece.last_img read more

Apollo Tyres ties up with Chennaiyin FC as principal sponsor

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) Apollo Tyres today said it has associated with Chennaiyin FC soccer team as its principal sponsor for the 2017-18 Hero Indian Super League season.The association is Apollos first partnership with Indian football team, after having established a successful alliance with various top brands in world football.”This association with one of Indias leading football clubs allows us to engage with the large fan following of this growing sport, especially the youth,” President of Apollo Tyres for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) Satish Sharma said in a statement.Chennaiyin FC with its strong following in Tamil Nadu, and an ever growing fan-base, provides the company an opportunity to have a greater visibility for its brand across the country, he added.Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said: “They (Apollo) have already been associated with football through various clubs around the world, and we are now happy to welcome them to Indian football.”Apollo Tyres is currently the global tyre partner for two current English Premier League clubs — Manchester United and Crystal Palace.Apollo Tyres also has a presence in the German Bundesliga, with its association with Borussia Monchengladbach.The tyre manufacturer aims to further build on this reputation through the new partnership with Chennaiyin FC. PTI MSS SBTlast_img read more