The jam-packed schedule of games continues. There won’t be too much time to dwell on the 1-0 loss to Milan — might I remind you that it’s not the end of the world — as the squad will return home to Juventus Stadium take on Sampdoria on Wednesday. Sampdoria has had a less than impressive start to the season, currently sitting in 15th place in the Serie A table. This is, in theory, a perfect game to have with Napoli on the horizon this weekend. Juventus have a fresh new injury to deal with this week, as Paulo Dybala will be unavailable for the next little while with some minor hamstring damage. No timetable on his return yet. That leaves our options up front scarily thin. With Marko Pjaca still
Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri slammed the "unworthy" pitch at Crotone after a precious 2-1 victory saw his side back to winning ways despite Manolo Gabbiadini's first-half sending-off. Crotone's promotion to Italy's top flight at the end of last season came with an unwelcome surprise -- in structural terms their stadium did not meet Serie A criteria. After playing three home games this season at the stadium of league rivals Pescara during refurbishment of their usual home, basement side Crotone finally welcomed their first guests to their Ezio Scida stadium on Sunday.