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Juventus name line-up for Serie A opener against Parma


In the absence of Maurizio Sarri, Juventus’ stand-in boss Giovanni Martusciello has named the first line-up of the new Serie A season.

The Bianconeri boss is recuperating from pneumonia and has left control of first team affairs to his assistant during this time.

He has named a strong side for the clash at the Stadio Ennio Tardini, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuaín and Douglas Costa being handed the keys to the attack.

Sami Khedira gets the nod in midfield over Rodrigo Bentancur, while there are no starting debuts for Danilo or Adrien Rabiot.