Friday January 3 2014
Barzagli should be OK for Juve

Sky Sport Italia are confident Andrea Barzagli will play for Juventus against Roma at the weekend despite an injury scare.

The Italian international was replaced after just 30 minutes of Thursday’s 2-0 friendly win over Cuneo after feeling muscle discomfort.

But the Italian broadcasters are today suggesting the former Palermo stopper will start in Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2.

Andrea Pirlo should return to the starting XI after injury, while Claudio Marchisio and Paul Pogba will battle it out for a shirt in midfield.

Carlos Tevez is also being tipped to begin despite his late return to Italy after spending Christmas at home in Argentina.

Juventus probable: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba (Marchisio), Asamoah; Tevez, Llorente.

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