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Wednesday December 7 2011
Pioli has Juve plan

Bologna boss Stefano Pioli has every intention of spoiling Juventus’ party in the Coppa Italia tomorrow night.

The Bianconeri are unbeaten this season, but were held to a 1-1 draw in Turin by Bologna when Pierpaolo Bisoli was still on the bench.

“Juventus will step on to the field to win and we will be on exactly the same level,” assured ex-Juve player Pioli, who wore their jersey from 1984 to '87.

“Our priority is Serie A, but we will be highly motivated in the Coppa Italia. The team is in good shape and will play with the right spirit. I want to see the conviction we can overcome a difficult opponent.”

Bologna take on Juventus on Thursday evening, then Milan in Serie A this weekend.

“We’ll be facing two stratospheric sides, not just in terms of results, but also performance. It will be important to maintain a very high physical and mental level in both games,” concluded Pioli.

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