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Published on Jan. 29, 2013 1:44 p.m. CST . 0 comment
(Sporting Alert) — Andrea Pirlo returned to the Juventus squad, but is only on the bench for tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg clash with Lazio.
Pirlo had missed the last three matches for Juventus because of an injury, but was named in the squad for the game at the Stadio Olimpico.
Also on the bench with Pirlo is midfielder Paul Pogba, who has impressed in his recent outing, with Claudio Marchisio also rested from the start.
Striker Sebastian Giovinco returns to the starting lineup and partners Mirko Vucinic in the attack, while Simone Padoin and Emanuele Giaccherini start tonight.
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is also on the bench, alongside forwards Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri.
Meanwhile, veteran German striker Miroslav Klose leads the attack for Lazio.
Both teams played to a 1-1 draw in the last outing.
Lazio v Juventus Teams
Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Biava, Ciani, Dias; Radu, Hernanes, Ledesma, Mauri, Gonzalez; Klose
Subs: Bizzarri, Carrizo, Zauri, Cavanda, Stankevicius, Lulic, Cana, Brocchi, Candreva, Kozak, Rozzi, Floccari
Juventus:Storari; Barzagli, Marrone, Bonucci; Isla, Giaccherini, Padoin, Peluso, Vidal; Vucinic, Giovinco
Subs: Buffon, Rubinho, Lichtsteiner, Caceres, De Ceglie, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Quagliarella, Matri
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