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  • 1 November 2012
  • • 01:15
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: A. Romeo
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Juventus - Bologna Preview: The Old Lady try to extend their lead at the top of Serie A

Juventus - Bologna Preview: The Old Lady try to extend their lead at the top of Serie A

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The Bianconeri were criticised for their controversial win on Sunday against Catania, and will hope to beat the Rossoblu in incident-free circumstances

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

JUVENTUS

Buffon
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Caceres, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah
Matri, Giovinco
BOLOGNA

Agliardi
Motta, Antonsson, Cherubin, Morleo
Kone, Pazienza, Guarente
Taider
Gabbiadini, Gilardino

The Serie A champions are expected to stick with their successful 3-5-2 formation, retaining the experienced defence that shut out Catania on the weekend. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba is likely to keep his place in midfield, with Claudio Marchisio replacing Arturo Vidal.

On the flanks Kwadwo Asamoah will again play from the left, while Martin Caceres gets the nod on the right, with Stephan Lichtsteiner starting the game on the bench.

Up front it is all change as the fresh Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco replace Mirko Vucinic and Nicklas Bendtner, who were unable to score at the weekend.

Bologna will be determined to bounce back from Sunday's loss to Inter, and in their endeavour to do so the Rossoblu will push Saphir Taider further forward to replace Alessandro Diamanti. Elsewhere, the team remains the same, though Marco Motta could start at right-back against his permanent employers.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus have the best defensive record in Serie A - conceding only four times in league games this season.
  • The Bianconeri are yet to lose a competitive game in the 2012-13 campaign, after going the entire season undefeated in Serie A last term.
  • Under Antonio Conte's stewardship, Juve are yet to lose against Bologna, winning once and drawing three times.
  • Bologna last won this fixture in February 2011, as Marco Di Vaio helped himself to two goals.
  • However, that remains the Rossoblu's sole victory against the Old Lady in their last 10 meetings in all competitions, and is their only win in Serie A at Juventus ever.
  • Forward Manolo Gabbiadini - who has yet to score this campaign - is currently on a season-long loan at Bologna from Juve, as is defender Marco Motta.

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1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
4Martín CáceresDefender
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
17Nicklas BendtnerStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
34RubinhoGoalkeeper
33LúcioDefender
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
7Simone PepeMidfielder
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
39Luca MarroneMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker
-Federico AgliardiGoalkeeper
3Archimede MorleoDefender
5Mikael AntonssonDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
-Nicolò CherubinDefender
33Frederik SorensenDefender
21Saphir TaiderMidfielder
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
33Panagiotis KoneMidfielder
82Alberto GilardinoStriker
11Manolo GabbiadiniStriker
-Filippo LombardiGoalkeeper
32Dejan StojanovicGoalkeeper
8Gyorgy GaricsDefender
23M. AberoDefender
-Uroš RadakovićDefender
-Roger CarvalhoDefender
15Rene KrhinMidfielder
-Nico PulzettiMidfielder
-Tiberio GuarenteMidfielder
-RiverolaMidfielder
35Daniele PaponiStriker
36Christian PasquatoStriker

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