Thursday December 27 2012
Friday return for Juventus

Italian champions Juventus will return to training on Friday after being given a week off for Christmas following the win over Cagliari.

The squad will face a double session at Vinovo as boss Antonio Conte prepares his side for the January 6 home game against Sampdoria.

Giorgio Chiellini, Nicklas Bendtner and Simone Pepe will not train as all three are struggling with injuries.

Stephan Lichtsteiner will miss the Sampdoria encounter at the Juventus Stadium as the right-sided wing-back is suspended.