Roma officials have hit out at Serie A disciplinary officials for handing a two-game ban to coach Rudi Garcia, while Juventus confirmed they will appeal a one-game ban handed to coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus did the bare minimum as they scraped into the Champions League knockout stage on Tuesday with a 0-0 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, a result which also suited the Spaniards who topped the group.
aul Pogba`s rich vein of form for reshuffled Juventus could prove costly for Malmo but valuable for the Italians when they visit the Swedes looking to keep their Champions League last 16 hopes alive on Wednesday.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri earned plaudits as a rejigged Juventus claimed their biggest league win in 31 years with a 7-0 rout of Parma which left visiting coach Roberto Donadoni feeling "impotent and embarrassed" on Sunday.
Juventus French international defender Patrice Evra will miss two crucial Champions League matches with Olympiakos after the Italian champions confirmed on Monday he would be out for a month with a hamstring strain.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has called for the champions to underline their status in Italy`s Serie A after a European slip-up in midweek that has injected extra belief into Roma ahead of the sides` Serie A showdown on Sunday.
Aletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Italian champions Juventus are as good as Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid despite his side inflciting Juve`s first defeat of the season in a 1-0 win on Wednesday.