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Tuesday October 2 2012
Line-ups: Juventus-Shakhtar

Juventus welcome Shakhtar Donetsk in their first Champions League home game with Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri up front.

This is the first European match to be hosted by the Juventus Stadium since it opened a year ago and comes after an impressive 2-2 draw at Chelsea.

Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk have won their last 19 League games and beat Nordsjaelland 2-0 in their Champions League opener.

These sides have only met once before, when Juve won 3-0 at home and lost the second leg 1-0 in the 1976-77 UEFA Cup.

Neither side has particular injury problems going into the game, as only Simone Pepe is ruled out.

Matri and Vucinic are chosen as the front pair, while Nicklas Bendtner does not even merit a spot on the bench.

Luiz Adriano, Alex Teixeira and Willian lend a South American style to the Ukrainian attack.

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Matri, Vucinic

Juventus bench: Storari, Lucio, Caceres, Pogba, Giaccherini, Giovinco, Quagliarella

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov; Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Rat; Fernandinho, Hubschman; Mkhitaryan, Willian, Alex Teixeira; Luiz Adriano

Shakhtar Donetsk bench: Kanibolotskiy, Shevchuk, Stepanenko, Kobin, Gai, Ilsinho, Eduardo

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