NEWS
Saturday March 12 2011
Line-ups: Del Piero takes back Juve

Gigi Del Neri has given Alessandro Del Piero the reins as Juventus battle to save his job against Cesena.

The Turin giants are in crisis after three consecutive defeats without scoring a single goal and another setback against the minnows could prompt a change of management.

Luca Toni, Andrea Barzagli, Felipe Melo, Momo Sissoko, Fabio Grosso, Hasan Salihamidzic, Paolo De Ceglie, Leandro Rinaudo and Fabio Quagliarella are out of action.

Alberto Aquilani returns to the midfield after several weeks out with a muscular problem and Simone Pepe from suspension.

Del Piero and Marco Motta are given rare starts, as Claudio Marchisio moves back to central midfield.

Cesena have won two on the bounce, including a shock 3-2 victory away to Sampdoria, and hope to take advantage of Juve's poor form.

Igor Budan, Dias Felipe, Paolo Sammarco and Ivan Fatic are unavailable due to injury.

Erjon Bogdani returns from suspension to complete the trident attack, so ex-Torino and Zenit star Alessandro Rosina only finds space on the bench.

Cesena: Antonioli; Santon, Pellegrino, Von Bergen, Lauro; Caserta, Colucci, Parolo; Giaccherini, Jimenez; Bogdani

Cesena bench: Calderoni, Benalouane, Piangerelli, Ceccarelli, Appiah, Malonga, Rosina

Juventus: Buffon; Motta, Chiellini, Bonucci, Traoré; Krasic, Marchisio, Aquilani, Pepe; Matri, Del Piero

Juventus bench: Storari, Grygera, Sorensen, Buchel, Spinazzola, Martinez, Iaquinta

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