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Massimiliano Allegri: Pogba and Vidal to be assessed later on today


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri expects a very intense game against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday.

Controversy was raised after the October game between the two teams which saw Roma coach Rudi Garcia sent off for playing an imaginary violin following bad decisions from the referee.

But Allegri hopes tomorrow's game to be a beautiful game of football.

"We are here, three months after the first round game [at the Juventus Stadium]," Allegri said.

"There will be 13 games and 39 points to play for after yesterday's game so there's a long, long way to go. Also Napoli are getting closer so they will want to end the season on a high.

"For us to win the title we have to register many more wins which is why we take games one at a time.

"Today we're focused on tomorrow's game, only after we will shift our focus to the Italian Cup, Sassuolo and all upcoming games in the Serie A, all this before the second leg of the Champions League.

"Tomorrow I expect a beautiful game of football between two teams that created an important dualism over the past few years."

Asked about the fitness level of midfielders Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal, the Italian explained: "They are fit, they will train today.

"I will assess the players this afternoon but I wouldn't say we're in a state of emergency; if they are fit they play, if not we have players like Pereyra, Marchisio, Sturaro and Padoin who can play in midfield.

"We'll see this afternoon."

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