Friday August 24 2012
Juve-Parma: Lucio out, Chiellini in

Lucio is out of Saturday’s Juventus-Parma clash, but Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Pirlo make their comebacks.

The Brazilian defender had been expected to start tomorrow evening in Turin, but sprained his ankle during today’s training session.

A statement confirmed former Inter man Lucio will undergo tests over the next 48 hours. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon also misses out with a thigh problem.

Pirlo is back in the side after missing the Trofeo Berlusconi against Milan last week, but more importantly Chiellini returns for the first time since the Euro 2012 Final.

Chiellini suffered three muscular strains in the space of a few weeks before and during the tournament, eventually pulling up with a second-degree calf strain 21 minutes into the Final against Spain.

Click here for a match preview of Juventus-Parma, kick-off 19.45 UK time.

Juventus squad for Parma: Storari, Leali, BranescuChiellini, Masi, De Ceglie, Barzagli, Bonucci, LichtsteinerPogba, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Asamoah, Marrone, Giaccherini, Padoin; Vucinic, Giovinco, Matri, Quagliarella, Boakye

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