NEWS
Saturday March 16 2013
Line-ups: Bologna-Juventus

Juventus aim to break further away at the top of the table, but visit giant-killers Bologna this evening.

The Stadio Dall’Ara hosts the 19.45 GMT kick-off, click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri are nine points clear at the top of the table and through to the Champions League quarter-finals against Bayern Munich, so confidence is sky high.

Arturo Vidal returns from his one-match ban, while Martin Caceres and Paolo De Ceglie are also back in the squad.

Only Nicklas Bendtner and Simone Pepe remain on the treatment table.

Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco are chosen to lead the attack with Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio in midfield, but Federico Peluso and Simone Padoin are surprise choices out wide.

Bologna are also feeling good about their chances this evening, as they are on a run of three consecutive victories, including results over Fiorentina and Inter.

Frederik Sorensen is the only injury absentee, but Panagiotis Kone returns from suspension to complete the inspirational front line with Alberto Gilardino, Alessandro Diamanti and Juventus-owned Manolo Gabbiadini.

The stadium is sold out, but there are reports that 10,000 tickets have gone to Juventus fans, as many support the club in the city.

Bologna: Curci; Garics, Antonsson, Cherubin, Morleo; Perez, Taider; Kone, Diamanti, Gabbiadini; Gilardino

Bologna bench: Agliardi, Lombardi, Naldo, De Carvalho, Krhin, Pazienza, Abero, Guarente, Motta, Christodoulopoulos, Pasquato, Moscardelli

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Padoin, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Vucinic, Giovinco

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Marrone, De Ceglie, Giaccherini, Lichtsteiner, Pogba, Isla, Asamoah, Anelka, Quagliarella, Matri

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