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Sunday August 18 2013
Super Cup line-ups: Juventus-Lazio

It’s Carlos Tevez and Mirko Vucinic against Miroslav Klose and Lucas Biglia in the Italian Super Cup Juventus-Lazio.

The traditional clash awards the first silverware of the 2013-14 season and is between the Scudetto winners and Coppa Italia holders. It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico – which is considered a ‘neutral’ venue despite being where Lazio play their home games – at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

The Bianconeri have struggled in pre-season and finished last in the International Champions Cup in America, but Coach Antonio Conte assured he has “blind faith” in his men.

Summer signing Tevez leads the attack with Vucinic, as Fernando Llorente is still not at full match fitness.

Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal control the midfield with former Lazio winger Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Lazio have largely the same squad that won the Coppa Italia in May, beating Roma 1-0 with a Senad Lulic strike.

The only real addition is Argentina international Lucas Biglia in midfield, while German veteran Klose is hoping for his first ever goal against Juventus.

Stefano Mauri is in the stands, as his appeal against a six-month ban for failing to alert authorities to a potential fix was postponed pending further investigation.

Felipe Anderson and Vinicius are also injured.

Lazio will be wearing their dark blue jersey with very thin light blue horizontal stripes.

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

Lazio: Marchetti; Cavanda, Biava, Dias, Radu; Biglia, Ledesma; Candreva, Hernanes, Lulic; Klose

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