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May 19, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 23000‎

Sampdoria-Juventus Preview: Bianconeri seek final day revenge

The Blucerchiati stunned Sunday's hosts back in January and the Serie A champions may just want to bring the curtain down on the campaign by setting the record straight

By Alec Fenn

Chiellini and Juventus Scudetto celebrating
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Juventus have already been crowned champions and Sampdoria are safe from a final day relegation battle - which should surely mean nothing more than a pedestrian-paced dead rubber on Sunday.

But the Bianconeri were stung by their hosts this weekend back in January, going down 2-1 at Juventus Stadium thanks to Mauro Icardi's double, and that may add spice to this final day encounter.

Antonio Conte is likely to name a strong side but will again be without Nicklas Bendtner, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andrea Barzagli and Simone Pepe.

Sampdoria have enjoyed a solid first season back in Serie A and, though they are without Andrea Costa, Jonathan Rossini and Nenad Krsticic through injury, as well as the suspended Renan, they will hope to finish the campaign by ruffling Juve's feathers for a second time.

  • Juventus have firmly sealed their status as Serie A's finest side with a second imperious campaign on the bounce & they go into Sunday's game nine points clear at the top.

  • The Bianconeri have achieved their domestic dominance without a prolific centre forward. Mirko Vucinic is the club's top scorer this season with 10 goals.
  • The first fixture between these two sides saw Sampdoria stun Juventus 2-1 back in January, with Mauro Icardi scoring twice.
  • Sampdoria were promoted from Serie B last season and can finish as high as their current 15th position.
  • Icardi is the club's top goalscorer with nine strikes to his name - with his efforts reportedly catching the eye of Inter.
  • Samp coach Delio Rossi replaced Ciro Ferrara as coach in December.

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