NEWS
Saturday September 21 2019
Line-ups: Juventus v Verona

Juventus give Gigi Buffon, Aaron Ramsey and Paulo Dybala their first starts of the season, while Hellas Verona look to Samuele Di Carmine.

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.

The Bianconeri stalled in their last two games, 0-0 at Fiorentina and fumbling a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at 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.

Dybala finally gets his first start of the season, allowing Gonzalo Higuain to rest, flanked by Juan Cuadrado and Cristiano Ronaldo, as Federico Bernardeschi is again benched.

Uruguay international Rodrigo Bentancur steps in for Miralem Pjanic, with Merih Demiral replacing Matthijs de Ligt, but the big surprise is Ramsey’s first start after numerous injury problems, resting Sami Khedira.

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

That equals Paolo Maldini’s record of 902 matches, all 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 chosen to take over in attack, his first start after just 11 minutes played this season, supported by Valerio Verre and Mattia Zaccagni.

Juventus: Buffon; Danilo, Bonucci, Demiral, Alex Sandro; Ramsey, Bentancur, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus bench: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, De Ligt, Pjanic, Khedira, Mandzukic, Higuain, Emre Can, Rugani, Rabiot, Bernardeschi

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

Verona bench: Berardi, Radunovic, Vitale, Henderson, Pazzini, Danzi, Dawidowicz, Salcedo, Pessina, Empereur, Tutino, Adjapong

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