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  • September 26, 2012
  • • 02:45
  • • Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
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Fiorentina - Juventus Preview: The Old Lady face stern test against a revitalised Viola

Fiorentina - Juventus Preview: The Old Lady face stern test against a revitalised Viola

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The Bianconeri face-off against Vincenzo Montella's rejuvenated side, looking to extend their 43-match unbeaten domestic run

  PROBABLE LINEUPS



FIORENTINA

Fiorentina
Viviano
 Cassani, Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Tomovic
Pizarro, Cuadrado, Valero

Fernandez, Jovetic
Toni
JUVENTUS

Buffon
 Lucio, Bonucci, Chiellini
 Lichst'ner, Pirlo, Vidal, Marchisio, Asamoah
Vucinic, Quagliarella

Juventus will look to make it five wins from five as they travel to Stadio Artemio Franchi to face a resplendent Fiorentina side.

After resting a number of key players for the match against Chievo last weekend, Antonio Conte could welcome back Andrea Pirlo, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Arturo Vidal to the starting XI.

Elsewhere, Lucio is set to keep his place at centre-back alongside Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, whilst Fabio Quagliarella will remain up top after his goalscoring exploits against the Flying Donkeys.


Fiorentina meanwhile, are expected to name a relatively unchanged side from the one that drew with Parma on Saturday.

Vincenzo Montella will stay with Facundo Roncaglia at centre-back, partnering Gonzalo Rodriguez, whilst David Pizarro and Borja Valero will look to battle and create in the centre of midfield.

One change the Viola could make, will be to name Luca Toni instead of Haris Seferovic up front.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • In the last meeting between the teams, Juventus hammered the Viola 5-0.
  • Juventus are the highest scoring team in Serie A so far this season, with 11 goals in four games.
  • At the other end of the pitch, their defence has conceded just 2 goals.
  • Conversely, Fiorentina have scored six and let in four goals so far in this campaign.
  • Vincenzo Montella could give Luca Toni (pictured right) his first start on Tuesday since re-joining the club in August. The last time he played in Florence, the 35-year-old bagged 31 goals in the 05-06 season.
  • Fiorentina have won two Serie A title in their history, the last coming in 1968-69.

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-Emiliano VivianoGoalkeeper
2Gonzalo RodríguezDefender
4Facundo RoncagliaDefender
23Manuel PasqualDefender
40Nenad TomovicDefender
7David PizarroMidfielder
11Juan CuadradoMidfielder
20Borja ValeroMidfielder
2Rômulo Midfielder
35Stevan JoveticStriker
8Adem LjajicStriker
12Cristiano LupatelliGoalkeeper
1Neto Goalkeeper
6Ahmed HegazyDefender
15Stefan SavicDefender
2Mattia CassaniDefender
-Michele CamporeseDefender
-Ruben OliveraMidfielder
14Mati FernándezMidfielder
-Cristian LlamaMidfielder
8Giulio MigliaccioMidfielder
8Haris SeferovicStriker
9Luca ToniStriker
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
34RubinhoGoalkeeper
33LúcioDefender
4Martín CáceresDefender
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
39Luca MarroneMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
17Nicklas BendtnerStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker

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