Pierre Emile Hojbjerg is more than an idea for Juventus, which will probably have to sign a new midfielder in January due to the Paul Pogba situation. His agent will be in Turin shortly to gauge their level of interest. They have been courting him for a while.
Alejandro Gomez is still a free agent despite a few links and was complimentary of Atalanta in an interview, as he's no longer holding a grudge following his tumultuous exit. Monza director Adriano Galliano recently stated that they won’t put him under contract after some chatter.
Cherished once as a Lazio player, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone made an emotional return to the Stadio Olimpico, where he spent four years – winning one Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana and UEFA Super Cup each – at the turn of the century.
Provedel, who played as a striker until he was 15, becomes only the fourth different goalkeeper to score a UCL goal, after Jorg Butt, Sinan Bolat and Vincent Enyeama, and only the second to do it from open play. The goal is the second in his professional career.
Daichi Kamada’s deflection on Pablo …
At the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Lazio announced their return to the Champions League for the first time in three years by hosting Atletico Madrid. The visitors thought they won the match thanks to Pablo Barrios' first-half opener. But in a surreal twist of fate, goalkeeper Ivan Provedel produced a last-second equalizer that secured a valuable point for the Aquile.
Maurizio Sarri is wary of the threat Atletico Madrid are capable of producing, as the two sides prepare to meet in their maiden UCL head-to-head clash. "We have to get a result against Atletico. I don't know if this is the best time to face them."
Alvaro Morata was linked to most Serie A’s top teams in the summer but didn’t leave Atletico Madrid. He discussed what happened and more before facing Lazio in the Champions League: “There were a few options, but the coach convinced me to stay."
It's Lazio vs Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night as the Biancocelesti feature in their first Champions League encounter since the 2020/21 season at Stadio Olimpico.
Pedro discussed the upcoming Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid and took stock of the Barcelona season in an interview: “I’m happy to face a Spanish team like Atletico Madrid. However, I would have preferred to take on the Blaugrana. It would have been very nice."
Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is still hung up on his future. The former Juventus forward could very well make a return to Turin for a third time in his career despite making a positive start to his 2023/24 season with the Rojiblancos. He's very keen.
Juventus would pursue a very familiar face, Alvaro Morata, if Moise Kean departed. The Bianconeri have reportedly blocked the Spaniard while they wait for a buyer for their backup. Fulham are after him. The Old Lady would be happy to let him go, but they need a large offer.