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Veteran stopper returns from injury for trip to Stadio Friuli, while Giorgio Chiellini and Sebastian Giovinco are also declared fit

Juventus welcome recent injury victims Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini back into the side for Sunday's Serie A trip to Udinese.

Both players missed the opening weekend's win over Parma, but have been passed fit and take their place in a now familiar 3-5-2 formation. Sebastian Giovinco, who had been expected to miss the next two weeks with a sprained ankle, also features in the starting lineup alongside Mirko Vucinic.

New signing Nicklas Bendtner, brought in on loan from Arsenal, did not complete his registration in time to take part.

Udinese welcome newcomer Andrea Lazzari into the midfield, but there is no place for Brazilian Maicosuel,  whose disastrous ‘Panenka’ penalty proved decisive in the Zebrette's Champions League play-off against Braga this week. Instead, Diego Fabbrini will support Antonio Di Natale in attack.

Udinese (3-5-1-1): Brkic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Pereyra, Pinzi, Lazzari, Armero; Fabbrini; Di Natale

Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Vucinic

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