The teams in Serie A face off on Monday when AS Roma host Juventus, with the home side hoping they can reverse the 3-2 defeat they suffered against the champions in October to close the gap at the top of the standings.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has indicated the future of star midfielder Paul Pogba could lie elsewhere, as the champions look to tighten their grip on Serie A with another home game against Verona on Sunday.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will return for their game at Leicester City as the champions bid to maintain the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a fifth straight Premier League win, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.
Sergio Aguero who limped off in Manchester City's Premier League clash against Everton, is expected to be out for a month according to reports. The striker is feared to have suffered a knee ligament injury, which will rule him out for the upcoming crucial Champions League tie against Roma and also the chaotic December fixtures in the Premier League.
Serbian winger Adem Ljajic struck twice including an injury-time equaliser to rescue ten-man Roma in a stunning 2-2 draw with Sassuolo that threatened to derail the Giallorossi`s title hopes on Saturday.