Juventus opt for ex-Roma duo Mirko Vucinic and Marco Borriello in this afternoon’s tricky trip to Novara.
The Bianconeri are three points clear at the top of the table and are on the artificial turf of the Stadio Piola against a side with a foot in Serie B.
Alessandro Matri sits out a ban and Simone Pepe is sidelined, while Quagliarella has not shaken off a muscular problem, so starts from the bench.
Paolo De Ceglie was also expected to start, but Emanuele Giaccherini gets the nod instead.
Novara have lost Carlalberto Ludi, Francesco Marianini, Samir Ujkani and the suspended Michele Morganella.
Giuseppe Mascara is carrying an ankle injury and on the bench, but doubts remain over whether he’ll be able to feature.
They may be practically relegated, but this is a local derby in Piedmont and last week they caused a huge upset by beating Lazio 2-1.
Novara: Fontana; Gemiti, Lisuzzo, Dellafiore; Paci, Garcia, Porcari, Pesce, Rigoni; Mazzarani, Caracciolo
Novara bench: Coser, Centurioni, Rinaudo, Radovanovic, Antunes, Morimoto, Mascara
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Giaccherini, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio; Borriello, Vucinic
Juventus bench: Storari, Caceres, De Ceglie, Padoin, Elia, Quagliarella, Del Piero
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