Saturday January 28 2012
Line-ups: Juventus-Udinese

Juventus rely on Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri in a 3-4-1-2 against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese, as it’s first against third in Turin this evening.

Only three points separate these teams at the top of the Serie A table and it ended 1-1 when they met at the Stadio Friuli last month.

Quagliarella is given a rare starting spot along with Matri and support from Eljero Estigarribia in a 3-4-1-2 system.

Stephan Lichtsteiner moves up to a wide midfield role matched on the other side by Emanuele Giaccherini.

The home side are without Mirko Vucinic, but Simone Pepe and Claudio Marchisio have recovered for a place on the bench. Milos Krasic is left in the stands.

Udinese are without Diego Fabbrini, Andrea Coda, Paulo Vitor Barreto and Gianpiero Pinzi for this difficult trip.

They also have Mehdi Benatia, Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Badu on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Capocannoniere Di Natale leads the way with support from Almen Abdi.

It is snowing in Turin this evening, but the new Juventus Stadium is prepared for inclement weather thanks to covers and under-pitch heating and the game should go ahead as planned.

Despite being the home side, Juve will play with the pink jersey.

Juventus: Buffon; Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Giaccherini; Estigarribia; Matri, Quagliarella

Juventus bench: Storari, De Ceglie, Marchisio, Marrone, Pepe, Del Piero, Borriello

Udinese: Handanovic; Ferronetti, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Isla, Fernandes, Armero, Pasquale; Abdi, Di Natale

Udinese bench: Padelli, Piccoli, Battocchio, Ekstrand, Pereyra, Floro Flores, Torje

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