(Sporting Alert) — Fernando Llorente partners Carlos Tevez in attack as Juventus take on Fiorentina on the road in an Italian Serie A game on Sunday.
Llorente has been given the nod to start by head coach Antonio Conte, who is also using the game as a slight preparation for this week’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
Young talent Paul Pogba and veteran Andrea Pirlo both start in midfield with Claudio Marchisio and Kwadwo Asamoah also getting places.
Regular starter Arturo Vidal was left on the bench after missing his flight back from international World Cup qualifying duty with Chile.
Sebastian Giovinco is also on the bench for Juventus.
Giuseppe Rossi, David Pizarro and Alberto Aquilani all start for Fiorentina, so too does Juan Cuadrado and Stefan Savic, but the likes of Mario Gomez and Ante Rebic are still out injured.
“We need to win three points,” Rossi told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Fiorentina v Juventus
Fiorentina: Neto; Roncaglia, Gonzalo, Savic; Pasqual, Ambrosini, Pizarro, Aquilani; Borja Valero, Cuadrado; Rossi
Subs: Munua, Compper, Tomovic, Vecino, Bakic, Joaquin, Fernandez, Alonso, Wolski, Vargas, Matos, Iakovenko
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Padoin, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Llorente, Tevez
Subs: Storari, Rubinho, Motta, Caceres, Ogbonna, Peluso, Isla, De Ceglie, Bouy, Vidal, Giovinco