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Serie A

  • September 18, 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena, Siena
  • Referee: P. Valeri
  • • Attendance: 15265

Serie A Preview: Siena v Juventus

The Turin outfit will look to continue their winning ways when they lock horns with Giuseppe Sannino's men in Tuscany on Sunday

Siena (4-4-2): Brkic; Angelo, Rossettini, Terzi, Del Grosso; Mannini, Bolzoni, D'Agostino, Brienza; Calaio, Gonzalez

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino will be without the services of defender Gabriele Angella and striker Reginaldo due to injury.

Juventus (4-2-4): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, Grosso; Marchisio, Pirlo, Pepe, Vucinic; Matri, Del Piero

Paolo De Ceglie will miss Sunday's encounter against his former side after receiving his marching orders late in the 4-1 win over Parma last weekend while Vincenzo Iaquinta is still nursing an injury.

  • Siena scored a league high 45 goals at the Artemio Franchi last season in Serie B.
  • The Tuscan outfit held Juventus to a 3-3 draw in their last Serie A meeting in the 2009-10 campaign.
  • Siena picked up a point against Catania in their first match since returning to Serie A.
  • The top flight new boys have scored just two goals in their last six home fixtures against Juve.
  • Juventus were victorious in the first Serie A match held in their new stadium last weekend.
  • The Turin outfit have won 10 out of their last 12 games against Siena.
  • Juve gave up only 16 goals on their road travels last season.
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner and Arturo Vidal scored on their debuts for the Old Lady in the 4-1 win over Parma last Sunday.


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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Feb 24, 2013 Juventus 3 - Siena 0
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Oct 7, 2012 Siena 1 - Juventus 2
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Feb 5, 2012 Juventus 0 - Siena 0
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Sep 18, 2011 Siena 0 - Juventus 1
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Mar 14, 2010 Juventus 3 - Siena 3
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Last Five Matches
May 30, 2014Varese 2 - Siena 0ITA2
May 25, 2014Siena 2 - Padova 0ITA2
May 19, 2014Latina 0 - Siena 3ITA2
May 13, 2014Siena 2 - Reggina 1ITA2
May 10, 2014Pescara 1 - Siena 0ITA2
Team News
Available Squads
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
11Fabio GrossoDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
7Simone PepeMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
11Eljero EliaMidfielder
-Milos KrasicMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
Players to Watch
Gaetano D'Agostino
Gaetano D'Agostino
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The former Udinese playmaker made a handful of appearances for Italy a few years back before injuries derailed his progress. The Serie A new boys will need a big performance from the 29-year-old if they are to shock their esteemed visitors on Sunday.
Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The veteran pulled the strings in midfield last weekend with his two assists helping Juve to an opening day victory over Parma. Expect more of the same from Italy playmaker on Sunday. 
Juve have a good track record against Siena and should be able to take care of business in Tuscany to continue their winning start to the season.
Editor's Prediction
Siena 1

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