NEWS
Wednesday February 2 2011
Line-ups: Matri and Barzagli debut

Alessandro Matri and Andrea Barzagli are thrown straight into the starting XI as Juventus visit Palermo for this evening's midweek round.

Matri only completed his move from Cagliari on Monday, but gets his debut from the start alongside Alessandro Del Piero.

Felipe Melo returns from his ban to bolster the midfield, while ex-Wolfsburg defender Barzagli also makes his first appearance in a Juve jersey to replace the suspended Leonardo Bonucci.

It's a particularly special game for Barzagli, who is a former Palermo player.

The Sicilians are still smarting from their 3-2 defeat at Inter on Sunday, having been 2-0 up at half-time and missed a penalty.

Fabrizio Miccoli again leads the line with support from Javier Pastore and Josip Ilicic.

New buy Michele Paolucci is on the bench.

Kick-off in all tonight's games is 19.45 UK time.

Palermo: 46 Sirigu; 16 Cassani, 66 Andelkovic, 5 Bovo, 42 Balzaretti; 8 Migliaccio, 21 Bacinovic, 23 Nocerino; 27 Pastore, 72 Ilicic; 10 Miccoli

Palermo bench: 99 Benussi, 36 Darmian, 94 Acquah, 4 Kasami, 11 Liverani, 77 Kurtic, 22 Paolucci

Juventus: 1 Buffon; 21 Grygera, 15 Barzagli, 3 Chiellini, 6 Grosso; 27 Krasic, 14 Aquilani, 4 Felipe Melo, 8 Marchisio; 32 Matri, 10 Del Piero

Juventus bench: 30 Storari, 43 Sorensen, 39 Camilleri, 7 Salihamidzic, 5 Sissoko, 25 Martinez, 38 Libertazzi

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