Sunday September 2 2012
Line-ups: Udinese-Juventus

Gigi Buffon, Sebastian Giovinco and Giorgio Chiellini are back as Juventus take on Udinese in the early evening Serie A kick-off.

The goalkeeper and defender missed the opening 2-0 win over Parma, but have recovered from injuries in time for the 17.00 UK time start at the Stadio Friuli.

It is Chiellini’s first appearance since he picked up a muscular injury in the Euro 2012 Final for Italy.

Giovinco was expected to be out for two weeks after spraining his ankle against Parma, but he’s already back in the starting XI with Mirko Vucinic and ex-Udinese hero Kwadwo Asamoah.

Mauricio Isla, Simone Pepe, Lucio and Simone Padoin are sidelined, while Nicklas Bendtner’s transfer did not come through in time.

Udinese are still traumatised by their defeat to Sporting Braga on penalties, which saw them knocked out of the Champions League play-offs for the second year running.

Coach Francesco Guidolin had been ready to resign, but he was convinced to stay on and has a full squad at his disposal apart from the injured Emmanuel Badu.

Andrea Lazzari is a newcomer this week from Fiorentina and is thrown straight into the starting XI.

Udinese: Brkic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Pereyra, Pinzi, Lazzari, Armero; Fabbrini; Di Natale

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Vucinic