PARMA (Sporting Alert) — The following is the starting line-up for tonight’s Serie A clash between leaders Juventus FC and Cagliari at the Stadio Tardini.
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Juventus will be going for a win that would put the defending champions 10-points clear at the top of the league table heading into the winter break.
Tonight sees manager Antonio Conte naming a strong starting line-up, with free-kick specialist Andrea Pirlo, forwards Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella, midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon all amongst the starters.
Paul Pogba and Mirko Vucinic both start on the substitutes bench, but captain Giorgio Chiellini is out with a calf injury.
Cagliari: Agazzi, Pisano, Ariaudo, Astori, Avelar, Dessena, Nainggolan, Ekdal, Cossu, Pinilla, Sau.
Subs: Avramov, Cossu Avelar, Nene, Perico, Casarini, Del Fabro
Juventus: Buffon, Caceres, Bonucci, Barzagli, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah, Giovinco, Quagliarella.
Subs: Storari, Pogba, Vucinic, De Ceglie, Padoin, Giaccherini, Matri, Isla, Marrone, Rubinho