Thursday April 26 2012
Pirlo won’t pay the penalty

Juventus boss Antonio Conte insists that Andrea Pirlo will continue to take penalties for Juventus.

The summer signing from Milan has missed both of his spot-kicks this term. Last night’s error at Cesena came just days after he was also denied versus Roma – even if he slotted home the rebound against the latter.

“Pirlo was our penalty taker,” Conte stated. “If Alessandro Del Piero is on the pitch then he’ll take them. If he isn’t then it is down to Andrea.

“They are two champions and it will be up to them.”

The Turin giants have only been awarded three penalties in Serie A this season. Their other spot-kick was converted by Arturo Vidal in the 2-0 win over Cesena in Week 14.

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