Juventus defeated second-placed Lazio 2-0 at home on Saturday to take another huge step towards their fourth straight Serie A title and boost their confidence for Wednesday`s crunch Champions League clash in Monaco.
Lazio coach Stefano Pioli has played down suggestions that equalling Sven Goran Eriksson`s club record of nine consecutive wins will put them within sight of challenging Juventus for the Serie A title.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal smashed home a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 win at home to Monaco in an absorbing Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday, leaving the tie on a knife-edge.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has called for his team to forget their shock defeat to Parma and turn their focus on beating Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insists his side will need to again subdue Borussia Dortmund`s attack on Wednesday to reach the Champions League`s quarter-finals despite holding a 2-1 first-leg lead.
Juventus substitute Alvaro Morata only needed ten minutes and one superb strike in Palermo on Saturday to fire the champions to a 1-0 win, a 14-point lead in Serie A and another step closer to a seemingly inevitable 31st Scudetto.
Juventus will be boosted by the return of Carlos Tevez following a one-game suspension as the Serie A leaders look to bounce back against Atalanta on Friday after last week`s surprise draw at lowly Cesena.