Juventus hosts Inter Milan this weekend in the first big clash of the Serie A season. While both teams have perfect records after two rounds, Juve also won the first trophy of the season, the Italian Super Cup, hammering last season’s Coppa Nazionale winner, Lazio, 4-0, in Rome last month. Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez starred in all three games for Juve, scoring a goal in each victory. For Inter, Rodrigo Palacio and Yuto Nagatomo have been on target in each of its first two games.
"We have a lot of respect for Inter and we fear them," Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said. "Not having cups and with such a great and well-prepared coach like[Walter] Mazzarri, Inter is going to bother everyone for the entire year."
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin believes this weekend’s clash at Juventus Stadium will be a good way for Inter to measure its progress under former Napoli coach Mazzarri. “Every game is an exam in its own way, but it is obvious that this is already one of the most important games of the season because Juventus is a direct rival,” the Colombian told Tuttosport. “But these are the matches where we can show what we have learned from the teachings of Mazzarri. It is also a chance for us to show our fans the character this team now possesses.”