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September 12, 2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Serie A Preview: Juventus – Sampdoria

The Bianconeri are desperate for a win.

By Subhankar Mondal

New Coach, Old Results

Juventus have undergone a near-revolution in the summer and under coach Luigi Del Neri have one of the best tacticians in Italy. However, results don’t seem to have improved as in their opening game of the new league season the former Italian and European champions were defeated 1-0 by Bari away from home.

It wasn’t an exceptionally poor performance from Juventus but they need to improve in certain areas. Del Neri knows those flaws and he will be keen to see that they do better against Sampdoria at home on Sunday evening.

Sampdoria are not expected to launch a challenge for the Scudetto as they did in the opening weeks of 2009-10 but Juve must be careful as the Genoa  club’s star player Antonio Cassano is in red-hot form.

Flying Without Wings

Sampdoria have a small squad but they do have talented side that finished fourth in Serie A last season. However, the Blucerchiati were knocked out of the Champions league play-off round by German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen.

But Samp bounced back in style in the opening fixture of the new league season as they won 2-0 against Lazio at home. Samp were brilliant at the Marassi last season and on Sunday evening will look to carry that form to Turin where they will take on an yet-to-settle Juventus side.


TEAM NEWS

Juventus

Buffon, Martinez and Amauri are out with injuries.

Probable Lineup (4-4-2): Storari, Motta, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Ceglie; Krasic, Felipe Melo, Aquilani, Pepe; Quagliarella, Del Piero

Sampdoria

Sammarco, Poli and Tissone are out with injuries. Pazzini is also struggling.

Probable Lineup (4-3-1-2): Curci, Zauri, Gastaldello, Lucchini, Ziegler; Semioli, Palombo, Dessena; Guberti; Pazzini, Cassano

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Available Squads
1Gianluca CurciGoalkeeper
6Luciano ZauriDefender
3Stefano LucchiniDefender
28Daniele GastaldelloDefender
86Reto ZieglerDefender
21Daniele DessenaMidfielder
17Angelo PalomboMidfielder
-Franco SemioliMidfielder
-V. KomanMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-Nicola PozziStriker
1Angelo Da CostaGoalkeeper
29Fabrizio CacciatoreDefender
14Marco PadalinoMidfielder
-Daniele ManniniMidfielder
14Pedro ObiangMidfielder
-Guido MarilungoStriker
14Massimo VoltaDefender
Probable Lineups
Marco Storari 30
Marco Motta 0
Leonardo Bonucci 19
Giorgio Chiellini 3
Paolo De Ceglie 11
Milos Krasic 0
Claudio Marchisio 8
Felipe Melo 3
Simone Pepe 7
Fabio Quagliarella 27
Alessandro Del Piero 0
Gianluca Curci 1
Luciano Zauri 6
Stefano Lucchini 3
Daniele Gastaldello 28
Reto Ziegler 86
Daniele Dessena 21
Angelo Palombo 17
Franco Semioli 0
V. Koman 0
Antonio Cassano 99
Nicola Pozzi 0
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0