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April 15, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ A. Giannoccaro‎
Attendance:‬ 31000‎
Arturo Vidal 8′ (PG)
Arturo Vidal 28′

Lazio-Juventus Preview: Serie A giants looking to bounce back after European disappointment

Everything is to play for in this crucial clash as Juve can strengthen their grasp on the title while Vladimir Petkovic's men are battling it out for Europe

By Craig Turnbull

Vladimir Petkovic - Lazio
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Gonzalez, Ciani, Cana, Stankevicius
Candreva, Mauri, Hernanes, Onazi

Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso
L'stiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah
Matri, Vucinc

Lazio and Juventus will be quickly looking to put behind them their European disappointment by achieving a positive result at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday.

After their derby exploits against Roma last week the Biancocelesti are missing key players because of suspension including Giuseppe Biava, Stefan Radu and Senad Lulic.

While Abdoulay Konko, Andre Dias and Bruno Pereirinha are unlikely to be fit in time for the clash.

Ogenyi Onazi and Stefano Mauri return from suspension which saw them sit out the 1-1 draw against Fenerbahce which ultimately eliminated Vladimir Petkovic's men from the Europa League.

Meanwhile for Juventus, Giorgio Chiellini, who injured himself in Friday's training session, is out and Sebastian Giovinco is unavailable, too.  Simone Pepe is out for the season.

Claudio Marchisio is doubtful which means Paul Pogba is likely to come in and replace him other than that, however, Juve are at full strength.

  • Lazio looked as though they would be title contenders heading into 2013, but have managed just two wins from their last 11 Serie A games.

  • Miroslav Klose is the club's top goalscorer with 10 league goals, however, the veteran Germany striker has yet to find the back of the net against Juve in six attempts.
  • The Biancocelesti have only won once in their last 10 encounters against Antonio Conte's men in all competitions, a 2-1 Coppa Italia win.
  • Juventus' last defeat on the road in Serie A came against Lazio's fiercest rivals Roma where a solitary strike from Francesco Totti separated the two sides.
  • Mirko Vucinic (pictured, right) had a five-year stint at Roma and also played for Lecce. The Montenegrin has featured against the Biancocelesti 21 times, scoring seven goals in the process.
  • The Old Lady have not been beaten at the Stadio Olimpico in the league in the previous seven meetings with the last two encounters finishing 1-0 to Juventus.

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