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Serie A

  • January 6, 2011
  • • 6:30 AM
  • • Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Torino
  • Referee: A. De Marco
  • • Attendance: 23873

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Parma

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Parma

The Bianconeri will be aiming to continue their long unbeaten run from last year against the struggling visitors.

New Year, Old Run

Juventus may still be in a rebuilding phase but the former Italian and European champions have already become a major threat to the Scudetto challengers this campaign. Under coach Luigi Del Neri the Bianconeri have improved in leaps and bounds - at least in terms of results - and will start the new year on the back of an 18-match unbeaten run.

At the moment Juve are fourth in Serie A with 31 points from 17 matches, just five behind leaders Milan. The Old Lady will go into today's lunch-time kick-off against Parma brimming with confidence as they have a brilliant record in Turin, having lost just one match in the league and winning four out of the remaining seven.

Midfielder Alberto Aquilani, who seems to have rejuvenated himself since joining from Liverpool in the summer, believes that today's match will be crucial in dictating their title challenge and explains, "The first match is always tricky because it arrives after a period of relaxation. This is why we have worked a lot on concentration.

"Thursday's match is very important and only afterwards will we think about Napoli. We all know this is an important week, which can show us how far we can go. We are still far from the end of the season but these six points will definitely help determine the outcome.''

The Struggle Resumes

It may be a new year but it's the same old battle against relegation for Parma. Having mustered just 19 points from 17 matches in Serie A, the Ducali are just four points above the relegation zone and cannot afford to relax.

Parma ended 2010 with a goalless draw with Bologna and having lost just two of their last seven league encounters, they will go to Turin with some confidence. However, Pasquale Marino's side have a rather poor record away from home as they have collected just five points out of a possible 24.

Parma have reinforced themselves during the mid-season winter break to stave off the drop to Serie B and will have new signings Toni Calvo, Francesco Modesto and Raffaele Palladino available for selection against Juventus today.



Buffon, Rinaudo, Martinez, De Ceglie and Iaquinta are injured and will sit out Juventus' first league match of the new year. Bonucci and Giandonato are suspended. Del Neri will play his favoured 4-4-2 system with Quagliarella and Amauri as the two strikers.


Marques and Angelo are injured and will not travel to Turin. Lucarelli is suspended. Giovinco, Crespo and Valiani will form the front-three in a 4-3-3 line-up.

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Team News
Available Squads
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
33Frederik SorensenDefender
6Nicola LegrottaglieDefender
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
11Fabio GrossoDefender
-Milos KrasicMidfielder
3Felipe MeloMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
1Alexander ManningerGoalkeeper
26Zdenek GrygeraDefender
3Armand TraoréDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
7Simone PepeMidfielder
-Mohamed Lamine SissokoMidfielder
83Antonio MiranteGoalkeeper
81Cristian ZaccardoDefender
-Massimo PaciDefender
29Gabriel PalettaDefender
18Massimo GobbiMidfielder
87Antonio CandrevaMidfielder
20Blerim DzemailiMidfielder
-Stefano MorroneMidfielder
7Francesco ValianiMidfielder
9Hernán CrespoStriker
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
1Nicola PavariniGoalkeeper
15Pablo Hernan DellafioreDefender
8Daniele GalloppaMidfielder
-Francesco ModestoMidfielder
-Toni CalvoMidfielder
29Valeri BojinovStriker
17Raffaele PalladinoStriker
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