Juventus rest Buffon for Verona clash

Antonio Conte has confirmed Marco Storari will start in place of the Bianconeri skipper, who has been given the weekend off in light of his club's growing hectic schedule
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has decided to rest Gianluigi Buffon for Sunday's Serie A meeting with Hellas Verona.

With the Bianconeri having kicked off their Champions League campaign against Copenhagen on Wednesday, and three games to come in the next seven days, the 44-year-old believes that the time is right to give his skipper the weekend off.

"Storari will be in goal tomorrow," Conte told reporters on Saturday. "Buffon has played so many games and many more are awaiting him. It's a decision that I fully shared with Gigi."

Conte also revealed that Simone Pepe will not be involved in Verona either, with the winger still not fully recovered from his troublesome thigh injury.

"He has a new muscle problem," the 44-year-old Lecce native lamented. "I'm sorry for the boy, but he was out for a year and it will take a little more time for him to be available again."