(Sporting Alert) — Serie A leaders Juventus will look to extend their lead at the top of the standings to 12 points with a win over bottom place Pescara at Delle Alpi on Saturday.
The defending champions are on 68 points, nine more than second place Napoli, which will not be in action today.
Manager Antonio Conte has freshen up his squad today, following the defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League first leg quarterfinal clash in Germany in midfield.
Paul Pogba, Emanuele Giaccherini and Kwadwo Asamoah all start in the middle of the park, with Arturo Vidal also starting as well.
Mirko Vucinic partners Sebastian Giovinco in a strong front line, but Andrea Pirlo, Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri are all on the bench in the opening 45-minutes.
Captain and first choice keeper Gianluigi Buffon is only on the bench as he continues to recover from flu symptoms so Marco Storari gets his place between the sticks.
Defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli are both suspended, so Luca Marrone and Federico Peluso play tonight.
Juventus: Storari, Bonucci, Marrone, Peluso, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Giaccherini, Asamoah Vucinic, Giovinco
Subs: Buffon, Marchisio, Ceglie, Padoin, Pirlo, Quagliarella, Matri, Isla, Rugani, Rubinho
Pescara: Pelizzoli, Zanon, Kroldrup, Capuano, Modesto, Rizzo, Togni, Caprari,Quintero, Sculli, Sforzini
Subs: Perin, Cascione, Bjarnason, Abbruscato, Vukusic, Cosic, Blasi, Bianchi Arce, Vittiglio, Caraglio, Di Francesco.