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Thursday January 13 2011
Line-ups: Buffon starts for Juve

Gianluigi Buffon makes his comeback after six months as Juventus field Alex Del Piero and Luca Toni against Catania in the Coppa Italia.

Buffon has not played since aggravating a back injury during the World Cup in June, prompting him to have surgery.

The goalkeeper is in the starting XI of tonight's Coppa Italia Fifth Round match, where Gigi Del Neri is taking no chances with a full-strength squad.

Following his snub in Naples and the fact Amauri fractured his nose, Del Piero is thrown back into the fray alongside new signing Toni.

Felipe Melo returns in midfield, as his three-match ban does not apply in the Coppa Italia.

Catania welcome back Giuseppe Mascara following his injury worries, but Maxi Lopez is rested in favour of Mirko Antenucci.

Juventus: Buffon; Sorensen, Bonucci, Chiellini, Grosso; Krasic, Melo, Marchisio, Pepe; Del Piero, Toni

Catania: Campagnolo; Silvestre, Augustyn, Spolli, Marchese; Sciacca, Martinho, Delvecchio; Mascara, Ricchiuti; Antenucci

Ref: Russo

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