Andrea Pirlo has recovered in time to start tonight’s top of the table showdown between Lazio and Juventus, but Tommaso Rocchi also plays.
The two teams were joint leaders going into this Serie A round and it is a real test of their Scudetto credentials.
The Bianconeri needed a last-minute fitness test to see whether Pirlo would recover from a knock to the knee.
The veteran midfielder does start with Claudio Marchisio in midfield, while it’s a special game for ex-Roma hitman Mirko Vucinic.
Lazio are without Andre Dias, Stefano Mauri, Francelino Matuzalem and Libor Kozak.
Djibril Cisse has been dropped to the bench as his goal drought continues, so ex-Juventus youth product Rocchi starts alongside Miroslav Klose.
Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Diakite, Stankevicius, Radu; Ledesma, Brocchi, Lulic; Hernanes; Rocchi, Klose
Lazio bench: Carrizo, Biava, Scaloni, Cana, Gonzalez, Sculli, Cisse
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini; Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio; Pepe, Matri, Vucinic
Juventus bench: Storari, De Ceglie, Pazienza, Estigarribia, Giaccherini, Quagliarella, Del Piero