NEWS
Saturday August 25 2018
Line-ups: Juventus-Lazio

Juventus transform to host Ciro Immobile’s Lazio, as Mario Mandzukic, Federico Bernardeschi and Cristiano Ronaldo form a new trident.

It kicks off in Turin at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), follow the build-up and action as it happens from Juve-Lazio and Napoli-Milan on the LIVEBLOG.

The Bianconeri started their campaign with a stutter, fighting back to scrape a last-minute 3-2 victory over Chievo thanks to substitute Bernardeschi.

It proved enough to earn him a spot in the starting XI with Mandzukic also stepping in, moving Cristiano Ronaldo to the left of a trident attack.

Blaise Matuidi’s introduction in midfield also means Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa are dropped to the bench, but Joao Cancelo retains his spot.

Lazio’s season opener was a 2-1 home defeat to Napoli, though Immobile had given them the early lead thanks to a sensational solo effort.

Lucas Leiva and Senad Lulic were suspended for that match, but are back in the line-up this evening, although Luiz Felipe is out injured and replaced by Wallace.

The Aquile won here last season, becoming the first side in over two years to get all three Serie A points at the Juventus Stadium.

They also beat the Bianconeri in the Italian Super Cup, so Simone Inzaghi is something of a recurring nightmare for Juve fans.

Juventus: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo

Lazio: Strakosha; Wallace, Acerbi, Radu; Marusic, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic; Luis Alberto; Immobile

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