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  • May 5, 2013
  • • 9:00 AM
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: A. Romeo
  • • Attendance: 38000
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Serie A Preview: Juventus - Palermo

Antonio Conte's men are all but champions. However, they face a Rosanero side fighting for its Serie A life, which threatens Bianconeri glory on home turf.


A full-strength Juventus side knows it is just a point away from clinching the Serie A title against a relegation-threatened Palermo outfit, but it would be premature for the Bianconeri to be popping the champagne just yet, though, as the visitors are in desperate need of the points.

Antonio Conte will continue to play his 3-5-1-1 formation with Claudio Marchisio playing in behind striker Mirko Vucinic which has brought the champions much joy in recent weeks, while it is the usual back three trio for the hosts.

Giuseppe Sannino's men have enjoyed a mini-revival as they hope to avoid the dreaded drop to Serie B, but there are concerns over in-form attacker Josip Ilicic who faces a race against time to be fit for the clash.

Defender Andrea Mantovani is unavailable while Michel Morganella is suspended.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus is just a point away from landing back-to-back Scudettos. It is 11 points clear of Napoli with four games to play.
  • The Bianconeri are on a seven-game winning run and have not conceded in over 270 minutes of Serie A football.
  • Antonio Conte's men have won their last three games against Sunday's visitors and have not conceded during this time.
  • Palermo is unbeaten in their last five matches with wins over Roma, Sampdoria and Inter included in that run. It sits in 17th place level with Genoa (18) on 32 points.
  • Attacker Josip Ilicic (pictured, right) has scored five in his last five games for the Rosanero.
  • Striker Fabrizio Miccoli has netted six times in Serie A and is a former Juventus player.

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1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
4Martín CáceresDefender
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
-Federico PelusoDefender
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
39Luca MarroneMidfielder
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
17Nicklas BendtnerStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker
1Stefano SorrentinoGoalkeeper
-Salvatore AronicaDefender
22NélsonDefender
25Steve von BergenDefender
2Santiago GarcíaDefender
8Edgar BarretoMidfielder
20E. ArévaloMidfielder
5Massimo DonatiMidfielder
72Josip IličičMidfielder
27Jasmin KurtićMidfielder
10Fabrizio MiccoliStriker
22Giacomo BrichettoGoalkeeper
99Francesco BenussiGoalkeeper
6Ezequiel MuñozDefender
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