Juric against Spalletti: the Croatian on the hunt for his first victory

In the four precedents in which Juric and Spalletti have faced each other, the Tuscan coach has always prevailed

The match between Turin and Naples, scheduled for Sunday 17 October with kick-off at 6 pm, is approaching. Both the team led by Luciano Spalletti than that of the technician Ivan Juric they will hunt for the 3 points, for very different reasons. The Neapolitans, who lead the ranking with 21 points, they have won all the games of this start of the season and certainly will not want to interrupt their streak of positive results. While the grenades, who have several injuries, will want to get up after the defeat in the derby and Juric, who has always lost against the Azzurri coach, will want to try to bring home the first useful result against Spalletti who defeated the Croatian on 4 occasions .

Juric-Spalletti: the previous 3 of 2017

The first clash between Juric and Spalletti dates back to 8 January 2017, when the Croatian coach sat on the Genoa bench while the Certaldo-born coach led Roma. That match ended 0-1 in favor of the Giallorossi. To decide that challenge was an own goal by Izzo at 36 ‘minute. The second game in which Juric and Spalletti found themselves facing each other was in May 2017, when the Tuscan coach’s Roma defeated 3-2 the Genoa of Juric. Finally there was another match between the two technicians, again in 2017, when Spalletti’s Inter defeated on the sixth day of the Serie A 17/18 championship. 1-0 Juric’s Genoa thanks to a goal from D’Ambrosio.

That 5-0 by Inter over Genoa

The last precedent, which dates back to November 2018, was particularly heavy for Juric to digest. With Spalletti’s Inter who won 5-0 against Genoa of the Croatian coach. The match was unlocked by Gagliardini’s goal in the 14th minute, then two minutes after the goal from Positano, then again Gagliardini who found the way to score at the beginning of the second half. Joao Mario and Nainggolan’s goals, both arrived in injury time, closed the match. Domencia Juric will certainly want to avenge this very bitter defeat, even though he knows that a very complicated match awaits Toro.

Ivan Juric

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