Wednesday December 12 2012
Strong Juve for Coppa tie

Antonio Conte has named a full-strength Juventus squad for their midweek Coppa Italia clash with Cagliari.

The Bianconeri host the Sardinian outfit this evening in the Last 16 clash, with the Coach having already confirmed that a number of the players on the outskirts of the first team will feature.

Conte, who will be in the Juventus Stadium dugout for the first time after his ban for alleged involvement in the betting scandal, has indicated that Emanuele Giaccherini, Luca Marrone and Simone Padoin could all play.

However, Martin Caceres misses out as he has yet to reach top condition after injury, whilst Lucio is also still sidelined with injury.

Yesterday’s evening training session suggests a 3-5-2 formation with the following line-up: Buffon; Barzagli, Marrone, Bonucci; Isla, Padoin, Pogba, Giaccherini, De Ceglie; Giovinco, Bendtner

Juventus squad to face Cagliari: 1 Buffon, 3 Chiellini, 6 Pogba, 7 Pepe, 8 Marchisio, 9 Vucinic, 11 De Ceglie, 12 Giovinco, 15 Barzagli, 17 Bendtner, 19 Bonucci, 20 Padoin, 21 Pirlo, 22 Asamoah, 23 Vidal, 24 Giaccherini, 26 Lichtsteiner, 32 Matri, 33 Isla, 34 Rubinho, 39 Marrone