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  • May 13, 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: G. Gava
  • • Attendance: 36000
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Juventus - Atalanta preview: Old Lady looking to finish Serie A season unbeaten as they host Stefano Colantuono's men

Juventus - Atalanta preview: Old Lady looking to finish Serie A season unbeaten as they host Stefano Colantuono's men

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The Bianconeri have already secured the domestic title, but will be keen to keep their 37-game undefeated run as they host the Orobici in their final league game of the term

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

JUVENTUS

Buffon
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Giaccherini
Vucinic, Borriello

ATALANTA

Frezzolini
Raimondi, Manfredini, Bellini, Peluso
Schelotto, Cigarini, Cazzola, Bonaventura
Gabbiadini, Denis


Juventus have lost Paolo De Ceglie for the rest of the season with a thigh problem, while Simone Pepe is doubtful for game. It is not yet clear who will partner Mirko Vucinic up front, with Marco Borriello and Alessandro Matri in contention to lead the front-line.

Atalanta have a number of injury concerns ahead of the match as first-choice goalkeeper Andrea Consigli is injured and will be replaced by Giorgio Frezzolini. Guglielmo Stendardo will also miss the game due to suspension after he received a red card in the game against Lazio in the last round of Serie A.

Defender Daniele Capelli, midfielder Matteo Brighi and attackers Guido Marilungo and Simone Tiribocchi are also out of contention as they are recuperating from knocks.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus have conceded just 19 goals, which is the best defensive record for a team in Europe's big leagues this season. 
  • The Bianconeri have not lost to Atalanta in almost eight years.
  • Juventus have so far scored less goals than any other table-toppers in Europe's biggest leagues.
  • Atalanta have been defeated in their last two games in Serie A.
  • If they had not been penalised with a six-point reduction at the start of the season, the Orobici would be just seven points off from a spot in the Europa League.

  • Atalanta were promoted from Serie B last season, finishing first in the second tier of Italian football with 79 points.

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Available Squads
78Giorgio FrezzoliniGoalkeeper
-Stefano LucchiniDefender
-Thomas ManfrediniDefender
6Gianpaolo BelliniDefender
-Federico PelusoDefender
-E. SchelottoMidfielder
10Giacomo BonaventuraMidfielder
11Maximiliano MoralezMidfielder
17Carlos CarmonaMidfielder
-Riccardo CazzolaMidfielder
19Germán DenisStriker
-Ciro PolitoGoalkeeper
-Michele FerriDefender
21Luca CigariniMidfielder
77Cristian RaimondiDefender
-Nadir MinottiMidfielder
11Manolo GabbiadiniStriker
-Simone TiribocchiStriker
Players to Watch
Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 23
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Chilean midfield has been at the heart of Juventus' success this season, and will be keen to finish the season on a high note with a confident and prolific performance against Stefano Colantuono's men on Sunday.
Luca Cigarini
Luca Cigarini
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The former Napoli and Sevilla man has found his feet since returning to the club he left in 201. His passing, vision and ability on the ball will be crucial to Atalanta's aspirations to get a result at Juventus Stadium.
Prediction
Juventus are on a high, and will easily brush off Atalanta, who have little to play for in their final Serie A game of the season.
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