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  • 18 December 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: A. Gervasoni
  • • Attendance: 28000
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Juventus - Novara Preview: Antonio Conte's men look to extend lead at the top of Serie A

Juventus - Novara Preview: Antonio Conte's men look to extend lead at the top of Serie A

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The Bianconeri will be looking to continue their impressive 14-match unbeaten run in the league when they welcome the newly promoted outfit to Turin on Sunday


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

JUVENTUS

Buffon
Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, De Ceglie
Marchisio, Pirlo, Giaccherini
Pepe, Matri, Del Piero


NOVARA

Ujkani
Morganella, Dellafiore, Ludi, Gemiti
Centurioni

Marianini, Radovanovic, Rigoni
Mazzarani,
Meggiorini


Antonio Conte does not have many injuries worries ahead of the match with Mirko Vucinic the only player sidelined, but the 42-year-old coach will be missing the services of Arturo Vidal and Leonardo Bonucci through suspension. Emanuele Giaccherini looks poised to start on the wing, while Alessandro Del Piero should get the nod upfront.

Novara boss Attilio Tesser has the luxury of choosing from a fully-fit squad as he looks to spring a surprise over Juve on Sunday.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D2) and have outscored their opponents 16-5 in the process.
  • The Bianconeri have kept three clean sheets at the Juventus Stadium this term.
  • The Turin outfit have won five games by a one-goal margin in the 2011-12 campaign.
  • Novara have picked up just two wins against Juve in their last 24 Serie A encounters (W2 D9 L13).
  • The Serie A newcomers are winless on their travels this season (W0 D2 L5).
  • Attilio Tesser's men have conceded 14 goals in their seven matches away from home this term.

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1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
7Simone PepeMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
-Frederik SorensenDefender
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
11Eljero EliaMidfielder
21Marcelo EstigarribiaMidfielder
9Luca ToniStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker

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