Monday July 30 2012
Marchisio on Chinese Super Cup

Juventus’ Claudio Marchisio has admitted that he would have preferred to fight for the Super Cup on Italian soil.

The re-match of the Coppa Italia Final against Napoli – which Juventus lost in May – will take place in China on August 11.

“It’s a shame that we are not playing the game in Italy,” the Azzurri midfielder wrote on his official Facebook page.

“However, I’m certain that even in Beijing there will be a lot of our fans who will charge us up with their affection.”

Juventus will warm up for that match with a friendly against Benfica on Wednesday. “We have to keep working to make sure that we are in the best shape for the Napoli game.”

The venue of the Super Cup clash was confirmed yesterday after Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis threatened to pull his side out of the match.

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