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Thursday February 20 2014
Line-ups: Juventus-Trabzonspor

Juventus go with Carlos Tevez and Daniel Osvaldo in the first leg of their Europa League tie with Trabzonspor.

It kicks off in Turin at 18.00 GMT and is the first leg in the Round of 32.

Juve enter the competition via third place in their Champions League group and are particularly eager to go all the way, as the Final is at the Juventus Stadium in May.

Antonio Conte takes this tie seriously, keeping in Gigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo, but is forced to do without the injured Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Mirko Vucinic.

The defence therefore has to be reshuffled with Martin Caceres and Angelo Ogbonna stepping in.

Osvaldo gets his first start in a Juve jersey, partnering Tevez, while Fernando Llorente is rested.

There are changes on the wings with Mauricio Isla and Federico Peluso taking over from Kwadwo Asamoah and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

As it is a working day in the city and an early kick-off, the game is not expected to sell out.

Trabzonspor have not lost any of their European matches this season, winning nine and drawing three. Their record away from home is a remarkable five victories and one draw, conceding only once.

They will be hoping to add to the Turkish trouble for Juventus, as Conte’s men were knocked out of the Champions League by Galatasaray this term.

Their Coach is Hami Mandirali, who was promoted from assistant manager after Mustafa Akcay was fired.

Souleymane Bamba and Florent Malouda are both injured.

Juventus: Buffon; Caceres, Ogbonna, Bonucci; Isla, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Tevez, Osvaldo

Juventus bench: Storari, Lichtsteiner, Padoin, Asamoah, Vidal, Giovinco, Llorente

Trabzonspor: Onur Kivrak; Mustafa Yumlu, Aykut Demir, Bosingwa, Kadir Keles, Zokora, Bourceanu, Colman, Ozer Hurmaci, Olcan Adin, Emre Gural

Trabzonspor bench: Zeki Ayvaz, Yusuf Erdogan, Zeki Yavru, Caner Osmanpasa, Mierzejewski, Paulo Henrique, Janko

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