A match preview for the Champions League encounter between FC Copenhagen and Juventus.
Where: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
When: Tuesday September 17, 2013 19:45
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Juve coach Antonio Conte has made it well known that he is looking for his side to make a strong start in the Champions League this term in order to avoid the sluggish beginning they suffered last term.
“It is important to get off to a good start,” Conte said. “Our aim is to do better than last season and we will go out for the victory in Copenhagen.
Fabio Quagliarella is set to replace Montenegrin forward Mirko Vucinic, who started in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Inter Milan and is doubtful with a knock. The Italian striker will likely partner Carlos Tevez up front.
Andrea Pirlo has also been declared fit and will start in the middle for the Bianconeri.
Copenhagen aren’t expected to offer much of a threat to the current Italian champions, though. Manned by former Wolves boss Stale Solbakken, FC Copenhagen are nowhere near as strong as the team that made it to the last 16 of the Champions League two years ago. They’re currently 10th out of 12 sides in the Danish Superliga.
However, veteran defender Olof Mellberg is set to line up against his former side.