Saturday March 9 2013
Maran: 'Catania can upset Juve'

Rolando Maran insists Catania “still believe in Europe” and can get a result against Juventus tomorrow afternoon.

The Sicilians are still in the running for a Europa League spot despite last week’s 3-2 defeat to Inter, a game they had been comfortably leading 2-0.

“We conceded two goals on the counter-attack and had allowed Inter nothing before then. We didn’t have the experience to put the game to bed,” said the Coach.

“During the week we tried different systems and the alternatives are based on the players I will use. Pablo Barrientos and Adrian Ricchiuti are coming with us, but they are not fit to play tomorrow.”

The Bianconeri won 1-0 at the Stadio Massimino earlier this season amid controversy, as Arturo Vidal’s goal was offside and Catania had a valid strike disallowed.

“Juventus do not have weak points and are very humble in their attitude, especially when tracking back. At this moment they are in great shape. We must do well to avoid giving them reference points. Andrea Pirlo is the engine of the side and we will have to keep a particular eye on him.

“We cannot be timorous, as we need to play well into space. We worked well during the week and have confidence that we can bring home an excellent result.

“We still believe in Europe, but are aware our Scudetto is safety and we achieved it with 13 rounds to spare.”

Catania squad for Juventus: 21 Andujar, 1 Frison, 29 Terracciano; 22 Alvarez, 18 Augustyn, 14 Bellusci, 12 Marchese, 2 Potenza, 5 Rolín, 3 Spolli; 4 Almiron, 28 Barrientos, 27 Biagianti, 19 Castro, 13 Izco, 10 Lodi, 24 Ricchiuti, 30 Salifu, 8 Sciacca; 32 Çani, 35 Doukara, 17 Gomez, 26 Keko

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