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Sunday October 27 2013
Line-ups: Juventus-Genoa

The pressure is on for Juventus to turn the tide after poor results and they host Gian Piero Gasperini’s revived Genoa.

It begins at the Juventus Stadium at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri have never been in this situation under Antonio Conte, suffering two consecutive defeats between Fiorentina and Real Madrid.

A victory here is essential not only to silence critics, but also to ensure the five-point gap from leaders Roma doesn’t expand.

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella are still unavailable, so Fernando Llorente partners Carlos Tevez again.

Genoa appear to have been revived under Gasperini, earning a draw and a victory since replacing Fabio Liverani.

It’s a return to Turin for Gasp, who was in charge of the Juventus youth team before branching out on his own.

Emanuele Calaiò is injured, but Francelino Matuzalem is dropped as punishment after he was caught drunk-driving in the city this week.

Francesco Lodi is surprisingly not in the starting XI.

Luca Antonelli is available again after a long lay-off, but Genoa haven’t won in Turin since Tomas Skhuravy’s goal in February 1991.

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Isla, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Tevez, Llorente

Genoa: Perin; Manfredini, Portanova, Antonini; Vrsaljko, Kucka, Biondini, Marchese; Bertolacci, Gilardino, Antonini

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