The players are on their way out onto the pitch, and we’re nearly ready for kick-off.
Buffon is making his 650th appearance in Serie A. In the late 1990s, he played 83 of those games for Parma alongside Enrico Chiesa. Enrico’s son, Federico, makes his Juve debut tonight following his big-money move from Fiorentina.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Weston McKennie are absent after their positive Covid-19 tests during the international break, but there are chances for the likes of Frabotta, Portanova and Kulusevski. Crotone make one change from their 4-1 defeat at Sassuolo last time out, Luperto coming in for Golemic.
SUBS: Carlo Pinsoglio, Federico Bernardeschi, Adrien Rabiot, Giacomo Vrioni, Paulo Dybala, Daouda Peeters, Wojciech Szczesny, Giorgio Chiellini, Juan Cuadrado.
JUVENTUS: (3-4-2-1): Gianluigi Buffon; Merih Demiral, Leonardo Bonucci, Danilo; Gianluca Frabotta, Arthur, Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Chiesa; Manolo Portanova, Dejan Kulusevski; Alvaro Morata.
SUBS: Jacopo Petriccione, Andrea Rispoli, Gian Marco Crespi, Giuseppe Cuomo, Eduardo Henrique, Giovanni Crociata, Luca Siligardi, Luis Rojas, Vladimir Golemic, Marco Festa.
CROTONE (5-3-2): Alex Cordaz; Arkadiusz Reca, Luca Marrone, Sebastiano Luperto, Lisandro Magallan, Pedro Pereira; Milos Vulic, Luca Cigarini, Salvatore Molina; Junior Messias, Simy.
Juve are fifth going into this game, in part thanks to their 3-0 win over Napoli by forfeit. Crotone are bottom. They have played three and lost three so far this season.
Hello and welcome to this Saturday night fixture from Serie A, as Andrea Pirlo takes Juventus to face Giovanni Stroppa’s newly-promoted Crotone.