We need to maintain our 100% record and get maximum points against Empoli with minimum effort .. I don't know the availablity of Tudor, Zambrotta, and Trez .. but hopefully we will continue with our good form in the league ..
A draw? :undecide: No, we should win this one .. keep the draws when facing the likes of Inter, Milan, etc. Anyway, I saw Empoli's first match against Como .. they looked dangerous at times but we should handle them ...
Back from Rotterdam early in the afternoon, the blackandwhites went straight back to work at the Comunale stadium for a friendly match against the amateur team of Canavese, from Serie D. Marcello Lippi used at the beginning the players that didn't take part in the Champions League and the ones who remained in Turin to recover from injuries, like Trezeguet and Zambrotta. The team decided by Lippi was: Chimenti, Zenoni, Iuliano, Fresi, Moretti, Baiocco, Tudor, Zambrotta, Zalayeta, Trezeguet and Salas. Warmind-up also is the young Uruguayan player Ruben Olivera, who trained for a while and could be used during the match. General Director Luciano Moggi is attending the match from the border of the pitch.
I think it may time to see Salas start the match. As for Empoli, I, like some of you, know next to nothing about them, but I think we should'nt underestimate them just because they're a newly promoted side. There's no point in Lippi making too many changes to the team. I'm expecting a tough game, we all know how teams try harder against Juve.
At his first match after the injury, David Trezeguet showed immediately to not have lost the “vice” of scoring. In the match played this afternoon at the Comunale Stadium against the amateurs of Canavese (Serie D), the French bomber played for an hour scoring four times. A good test in the wainting of the returning in the group. The match, played by the blackandwhites not used in Rotterdam, ended 6-0. Noteworthy also the performance of Ruben Olivera, arrived yesterday from Uruguay, and on the pitch in the second half. For him there was the joy of a wonderful goal. The sixth goal was scored by the young Tarantino.