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Serie A

  • April 15, 2013
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: A. Giannoccaro
  • • Attendance: 31000

Serie A Preview: Lazio - Juventus

Serie A Preview: Lazio - Juventus

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Everything is to play for in this crucial clash as Juve can strengthen its grasp on the Serie A title while Vladimir Petkovic's men are battling it out for a place in Europe.



Gonzalez, Ciani, Cana, Stankevicius
Candreva, Mauri, Hernanes, Onazi

Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso
L'stiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah
Matri, Vucinc

Lazio and Juventus will be quickly looking to put behind them their European disappointment by achieving a positive result at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday.

After their derby exploits against Roma last week the Biancocelesti are missing key players because of suspension including Giuseppe Biava, Stefan Radu and Senad Lulic, while Abdoulay Konko, Andre Dias and Bruno Pereirinha are unlikely to be fit in time for the clash.

Ogenyi Onazi and Stefano Mauri return from the suspension that saw them sit out the 1-1 draw against Fenerbahce, which ultimately eliminated Vladimir Petkovic's men from the Europa League.

Meanwhile, for Juventus, Giorgio Chiellini, who was injured in Friday's training session, is out and Sebastian Giovinco is unavailable, too. Simone Pepe is out for the season.

Claudio Marchisio is doubtful, which means Paul Pogba is likely to come in and replace him. Other than that, Juve is at full strength.

  • Lazio looked as though it would be title contenders heading into 2013, but has managed just two wins from its last 11 Serie A games.

  • Miroslav Klose is the club's top goalscorer with 10 league goals, but the veteran Germany striker has yet to find the back of the net against Juve in six attempts.
  • The Biancocelesti have only won once in their last 10 encounters against Antonio Conte's men in all competitions, a 2-1 Coppa Italia win.
  • Juventus' last defeat on the road in Serie A came against Lazio's fiercest rivals Roma, where a solitary strike from Francesco Totti separated the two sides.
  • Mirko Vucinic (pictured, right) had a five-year stint at Roma and also played for Lecce. The Montenegrin has featured against the Biancocelesti 21 times, scoring seven goals in the process.
  • Juve has not been beaten at the Stadio Olimpico in the league in the previous seven meetings with the last two encounters finishing 1-0 to Juventus.


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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Aug 31, 2013 Juventus 4 - Lazio 1
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Italy Super Cup ‎(ITSC)‎ Aug 18, 2013 Juventus 4 - Lazio 0
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Apr 15, 2013 Lazio 0 - Juventus 2
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Italy - Coppa Italia ‎(ITAC)‎ Jan 29, 2013 Lazio 2 - Juventus 1
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Last Five Matches
Sep 21, 2014Genoa 1 - Lazio 0SR-A
Sep 14, 2014Lazio 3 - Cesena 0SR-A
Aug 31, 2014Milan 3 - Lazio 1SR-A
Aug 24, 2014Lazio 7 - Bassano Virtus 0ITAC
May 18, 2014Lazio 1 - Bologna 0SR-A
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Available Squads
22Federico MarchettiGoalkeeper
2Michael CianiDefender
33Marius StankeviciusDefender
6Stefano MauriMidfielder
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
23Ogenyi OnaziMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
27Lorik CanaMidfielder
87Antonio CandrevaMidfielder
11Miroslav KloseStriker
1Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
95Thomas StrakoshaGoalkeeper
-Riccardo SerpieriDefender
-Milos AnticMidfielder
38Danilo CataldiMidfielder
-Luca CreccoStriker
27Libor KozákStriker
25Antonio RozziStriker
8Louis SahaStriker
99Sergio FloccariStriker
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
-Federico PelusoDefender
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
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
39Luca MarroneMidfielder
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker

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