NEWS
Sunday December 16 2012
Line-ups: Juventus-Atalanta

Luca Marrone steps in to the defence as Juventus welcome German Denis’ Atalanta to Turin this afternoon.

The Bianconeri have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table, though welcome an Atalanta side known for scaring the big clubs.

Leonardo Bonucci is suspended following his yellow card for an embarrassing dive, while Nicklas Bendtner is out for three months after tearing a tendon in his thigh.

Marrone steps in for the centre-back, although he tends to play as a midfielder for Italy.

Sebastian Giovinco returns from suspension to support Mirko Vucinic.

The Orobici miss Carlos Carmona, Guido Marilungo, Facundo Parra and Daniele Capelli for this trip to Turin.

Guglielmo Stendardo was included in the squad despite controversy this week when he skipped the Coppa Italia game with Roma so he could sit his law degree exam, but is only on the bench.

Atalanta: Consigli; Bellini, Lucchini, Manfredini, Peluso; Schelotto, Radovanovic, Cigarini, Bonaventura; Moralez; Denis

Atalanta bench: Frezzolini, Polito, Stendardo, Ferri, Raimondi, Brivio, Cazzola, Biondini, Ferreira Pinto, Matheu, De Luca, Troisi

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Marrone, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Vucinic

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Caceres, De Ceglie, Padoin, Pogba, Isla, Giaccherini, Quagliarella, Matri

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