TURIN, December 7, 2011 – Who said that Juve this year does not play the cups? Tomorrow night in her stadium, at 21, the black and white people have the opportunity to “push” their heroes to the quarterfinals. In front there will not be Real Madrid or Barcelona of Leo Messi, at most a former Marco Di Vaio seems never sets. The Italy Cup is not the Champions League or even Europe League, but in these lean times of crisis, and, after eight (SIX) years of fasting from trophies, Calciopoli apart, might as well be content and not throw anything away. The order that circulates in the locker room is on high alert. Antonio Conte has said in comments after the game against Cesena, “Rome? For now we think of the Italian Cup with Bologna. The guys know what I want to go on, until the end of the competition, it is still a trophy to dust off, those who count, they do look good on the bulletin board, more so if you come from lean years. ” Pride of Conte, “a coach much like Lippi for character” for Andrea Pirlo

Like 17 years ago. The similarities with the beginning of the adventure in the black and white of Viareggio coach are wasted. To Juve in ’94 turns the page, comes in the Triad, Moggi, Giraudo and Bettega, and Lucianone relies on the bench on Lippi, known in Naples. In the first year, Marcello brings home the championship for Juventus after nine years of fasting (Cups not included), and also the Italy Cup in the middle of the field as a tireless motor Antonio Conte: running and pressing the key to success. Today, the former midfielder has a chance to win the same trophies at the first attempt, a technical challenge for the president Andrea Agnelli today, as it was at that time Marcello Lippi for the Advocate. That Juve could count on Roberto Baggio, Vialli and a bitter Del Piero even if the first goal in the championship was just signed Antonio Conte in Brescia. The Italian Cup final came thanks to a double win with Parma (1-0, 0-2) with goals scored by a defender Sergio Porrini‘s double, sacrificed by the evolution of Ciro Ferrara, right back, and a goal of Ravanelli. In other words, the same spirit, the same stage, the “Juventus Stadium” reborn from the ashes of the Delle Alpi. Even now, as then, if the next round, the Bianconeri could find the Roma in the quarter, Lazio and AC Milan in the semifinals.

 Maturity. To recent experience Conte does not trust an opponent who in the league threatened to spoil the party snatching a draw (1-1) in front of Juventus fans. Too much praise in recent times by professionals, technicians, people in the world of football ready to give Juve, title favorite in the fight threatened to undermine the concentration, the humility which is one of the secrets of the success of the work of Conte. “Turnover? I’ll have to count on the players who will be available, “ cuts through the Juventus coach defections to press with some excellent grips and the rule of the form of some players, not optimal. The first night and the first cold of season announced recommended precautions for the 11 to be sent on the field. Yesterday at Vinovo, Conte has deployed the 4-3-3: Storari, Sorensen, Barzagli, Bonucci, De Ceglie, Marrone, Pazienza, Giaccherini; Krasic, Quagliarella, Estigarribia.

 source: GdS; by: Francesco Bramardo
adapted by: Mike Prise