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Sunday December 18 2011
Line-ups: Juventus-Novara

Juventus ring the changes in the Derby di Piemonte, as Alessandro Del Piero, Fabio Quagliarella and Paolo De Ceglie get rare starts.

The Bianconeri take on local rivals Novara this afternoon at the sold out Juventus Stadium.

Ahead of a midweek round against Udinese, Antonio Conte is rotating his squad to bring in Del Piero, Quagliarella and left-back De Ceglie.

Some of these changes are necessary, as Mirko Vucinic is injured, joining banned duo Arturo Vidal and Leonardo Bonucci.

This also moves Giorgio Chiellini back into central defence, while Emanuele Giaccherini takes over in midfield.

Novara have won just one of their last 11 Serie A games and haven’t played away to Juve since 1955.

Andrea Lisuzzo and Takayuki Morimoto are the only absentees for Attilio Tesser, as Riccardo Meggiorini returns from suspension to partner Raffaele Rubino.

Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, De Ceglie; Giaccherini, Pirlo, Marchisio; Pepe, Quagliarella, Del Piero

Novara: Ujkani; Morganella, Dellafiore, Ludi, Centurioni, Gemiti; Marianini, Radovanovic, Rigoni; Meggiorini, Rubino

Ref: Gervasoni

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