Juventus vs Sassuolo Serie A LIVE Football Score 11 May 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Sassuolo is going head to head with Juventus starting on 12 May 2021 at 18:45 UTC at Mapei Stadium stadium, Reggio Emilia city, Italy. The match is a part of the Serie A. Following a humbling home defeat at the weekend, deposed champions Juventus visit eighth-placed Sassuolo on Wednesday evening, with maximum points a necessity.
Now with just three games left to go, both clubs are still battling for a place in Europe – the hosts being back in the race due to some fine late-season form, while Juve are in danger of missing out on a Champions League berth. was a measure of the magnitude of their 3-0 loss to top-four rivals Milan on Sunday evening, that Juventus vice president Pavel Nedved was called upon to confirm that under-fire coach Andrea Pirlo and star striker Cristiano Ronaldo would stay at the club, in the immediate aftermath of a desperate defeat.
Such a no-show in a direct head-to-head for Champions League qualification could ultimately prove the final straw, however, as Pirlo’s reign has lurched from inconsistency into relative disaster of late. Ahead of their midweek trip to Emilia-Romagna, Juventus sit fifth in the Serie A standings and may need to rely on the fact that fellow top-four contestants Atalanta and Milan must meet on the final day, with points inevitably being dropped by either one or both sides.
However, as Juve won Sunday’s reverse fixture 3-1 at San Siro in January, they also now have an inferior head-to-head record with the Rossoneri: the deciding factor if the two giants end tied on points. Should the Bianconeri miss out, then, it would be inconceivable that Pirlo’s tenure would continue and that Ronaldo could remain in Turin. Though teetering on the edge of a crisis, the Coppa Italia finalists – who will face Atalanta in the cup decider later this month – can at least journey to Sassuolo in the knowledge that they have lost only one of their 15 top flight meetings with the Neroverdi; scoring at an average of over two goals per game in that time. Not only that, but Juve also won 3-1 in this season’s previous encounter between the sides.