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14 Apr 2009 12:01:38

Claudio Ranieri and Alessandro Del Piero - Juventus (PA)
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Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero could face the prospect of being benched for the Scudetto showdown with Inter this weekend.

La Gazzetta Dello Sport claims the Italian legend could be left out by coach Claudio Ranieri following this week's early training sessions. The reports suggests Vincenzo Iaquinta and David Trezeguet are favourites to start up front against Jose Mourinho's men. Del Piero lined up against Iago during this morning's mini match, leading to speculation that there is no place for him this weekend.

Amauri is unlikely to make the starting XI either as he is not in the best physical condition. Ranieri continued to put his men through their paces at Vinovo. Gianluigi Buffon decided to train separately from the rest, but he is not in any risk of missing out.

Mauro Camoranesi and Claudio Marchisio are both suspended for the Inter rumble. Tiago and Chritstian Poulsen are likely to take their places alongside Marco Marchionni and Pavel Nedved.

Juve are 10 points behind the league leaders heading into Saturday night's game. Anything less that a win will see their Scudetto hopes go up in smoke.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com
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