Juventus look to widen gap on Inter Milan

Danish international striker Nicklas Bendtner suffered a strain to a left thigh tendon that could keep him out for a few months while Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal suffered bruising on his knee but should soon be on the mend. However Juve coach Antonio Conte, back on the touchline after serving a four-month ban, said the setbacks will not affect their ambitions this season.

updated: December 14, 2012 18:36 IST
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Milan: Juventus host Atalanta in a bid to reinforce their lead in Serie A on Sunday, although one eye will have been firmly fixed on Inter Milan's visit to Lazio a day earlier.

Juventus have opened up a four-point lead on Inter, who leap-frogged Napoli last week, and welcome their visitors from Bergamo a few days after sealing a quarter-final spot against AC Milan in the Italian Cup.

The Turin giants' 1-0 win over Cup rivals Cagliari left two of their players on the sidelines.

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