Juventus vs Parma Serie A LIVE Football Score 21 April 2021
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Juventus is going head to head with Parma starting on 21 Apr 2021 at 18:45 UTC at Allianz Stadium stadium, Turin city, Italy. The match is a part of the Serie A.
Juventus played against Parma in 2 matches this season. Currently, Juventus rank 4th, while Parma hold 19th position. Looking to compare the best-rated player on both teams? rating system assigns each player a specific rating based on numerous data factors.
Currently at the epicentre of the storm ripping through football’s elite, Juventus host relegation-bound Parma on Wednesday, with their top-four place in jeopardy after a costly weekend defeat.
Losing to close rivals Atalanta on Sunday served as a prelude to breaking news of their club’s central role in the new European Super League, so Juve’s players must now focus on matters at hand against Serie A’s 19th-placed side.
Having contrived to lose against a club that last tasted league success versus Juventus back in February 2001 at the weekend, coach Andrea Pirlo would justifiably have expected questions about his long-term – and even immediate – future to dominate the Italian sports media on Monday.
However, the Bianconeri’s 1-0 defeat to an Atalanta side that subsequently moved above them in the table was all but forgotten when news of their president Andrea Agnelli leading a breakaway league for Europe’s ‘top’ clubs emerged.
As one of 12 clubs agreeing to join the posited European Super League, Juve declared that they would also leave the European Club Association, with Agnelli stepping down as the organisation’s president.
Whatever their future, on-field affairs have been troubled too, as qualification for next season’s Champions League – should they ultimately deign to participate – is in real jeopardy, with Napoli and Lazio lurking close behind Pirlo’s fourth-placed side.
With the Coppa Italia final still to be played against Atalanta next month, there remains much on the table heading into the run-in, but Juventus have now won just three of their last six league games after crashing out of Europe against Porto.
Back-to-back wins had relieved some of the mounting pressure on rookie coach Pirlo – who recently graded his debut campaign a six out of 10 – after his team previously picked up just a point from fixtures against struggling sides Benevento and Torino.
Failing to turn over an outfit surely destined for Serie B, though, would almost certainly seal the former midfield maestro’s fate, as his club head into a similarly uncertain future.
Juventus vs Parma Team News
Parma will be without several key players as their injury woes continue. Joshua Zirkzee, Juan Brunetta, Simon Sohm, Roberto Inglese, Simone Iacoponi, Wylan Cyprien and Han Nicolussi are still sidelined with injuries and will sit out this clash.
Riccardo Gagliolo joins them on the absentee list after picking up a yellow card in last week’s clash against Cagliari.
Injured: Joshua Zirkzee, Juan Brunetta, Simon Sohm, Roberto Inglese, Simone Iacoponi, Han Nicolussi, Wylan Cyprien
Cristiano Ronaldo did not make the trip to Atalanta due to a thigh injury, but he is in contention to return to the fold this week.
However, Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi will be unable to feature as they are sidelined with a hamstring injury and COVID-19 respectively.