Allegri expects Napoli reaction

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri expects Napoli to come out all guns blazing when the two teams clash in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals.

The Partenopei suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home to Atalanta in the Serie A on Saturday. Allegri believes it could affect their mentality as they aim to redeem themselves against the Bianconeri on Tuesday.

"We will face a Napoli who will be very angry about the defeat against Atalanta," Allegri said at his pre-match press conference.

"It is not the case that in three days they have lost everything they have done well in these two years, so it will be a complicated game.

"We have the Coppa Italia and we must create the right conditions in order to reach the final, it would be our third final in a row, and then maybe we can try to win it.

"Above all it is cup semi-final, where the most important thing is not conceding goals, especially because we play the first match at home."

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