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Thursday February 27 2014
Line-ups: Trabzonspor-Juventus

Juventus won the first leg 2-0, but are taking no chances as they visit Trabzonspor in a fiery atmosphere.

It kicks off at 20.05 GMT with a place in the Europa League Round of 16 at stake.

The last time Juve were in Turkey, they crashed out of the Champions League with a 1-0 defeat to Galatasaray, a game spread out over two days due to a snowstorm.

There’s no snow this time, but there is heavy rain, so picking the right studs could be crucial.

Paul Pogba is given the nod in midfield with Claudio Marchisio supporting a new front pairing of Daniel Osvaldo – who scored in the first leg – and Sebastian Giovinco.

Arturo Vidal starts in midfield, as he is suspended for Sunday’s Serie A meeting with Milan.

Trabzonspor are able to start Florent Malouda, who has only recently started training with his teammates due to muscular problems.

Olcan Adin will have a particular point to prove, as he had the ball in the net during the first leg, but it was disallowed because the ball might’ve gone out of play in the build-up.

Janko and Mierzejewski are surprise first choices for Trabzonspor.

Trabzonspor: Onur Kivrak; Bosingwa, Mustafa Yumlu, Aykut Demir, Kadir Keles; Bourceanu; Ozer Hurmaci, Zokora; Olcan Adin, Mierzejewski, Malouda; Janko

Trabzonspor bench: Zeki Ayvaz, Zeki Yavru, Caner Osmanpasa, Colman, Bourceanu, Emre Gural, Paulo Henrique

Juventus: Buffon; Caceres, Bonucci, Ogbonna; Isla, Vidal, Marchisio, Pogba, Peluso; Osvaldo, Giovinco

Juventus bench: Storari, Barzagli, Lichtsteiner, Pirlo, Padoin, Tevez, Llorente

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