NEWS
Saturday September 21 2019
Probable line-ups: Juventus v Verona

Juventus are expected to start Gigi Buffon, Paulo Dybala and Rodrigo Bentancur as they try to get back to winning ways against Verona.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), you can follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game, Udinese-Brescia and Milan-Inter on the LIVEBLOG.

Maurizio Sarri’s men are coming off back-to-back draws, 0-0 in Serie A with Fiorentina and 2-2 away to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Douglas Costa is still out injured, along with Mattia De Sciglio, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia Perin and Marko Pjaca, while Mario Mandzukic is again left out during negotiations for a move to Qatar.

There is some squad rotation ahead of the midweek round, as Dybala finally gets his first start of the season, allowing Gonzalo Higuain to rest.

Bentancur also steps in for Miralem Pjanic, while Juan Cuadrado retains his place in attack with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Buffon makes his first Juventus appearance since returning from Paris Saint-Germain and it’ll be his 902nd competitive game for the club.

That equals Paolo Maldini’s record of 902 matches for a single Italian club, set with Milan.

It is also his 641st Serie A appearance, again closing on Maldini’s record of 647.

Hellas Verona had been unbeaten until last week’s 1-0 defeat to Milan, which came after Mariusz Stepinski saw red for a high foot.

The centre-forward is therefore suspended, with Salvatore Bocchetti, Emmanuel Badu and Daniel Bessa injured.

Samuele Di Carmine is likely to take over in attack, supported by Valerio Verre and Mattia Zaccagni.

Probable line-ups

Juventus: Buffon; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo

Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter; Faraoni, Amrabat, Veloso, Lazovic; Zaccagni, Verre; Di Carmine

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