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      17.10.2013 16:27 - in: The team S

      Conte shapes battle plan for Fiorentina

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      Tactics are on the menu in Vinovo as Antonio Conte intensifies the team’s preparations for Sunday afternoon’s trip to Florence

      Antonio Conte began to shape his battle plan for Sunday afternoon’s away encounter with Fiorentina during today’s workout at the club’s Juventus Center training complex.  

      The Bianconeri currently lie third in the Serie A table and will look to keep up the heat on early front runners Napoli and Roma, who both meet tomorrow night in the capital.  

      Juventus, who run out in Florence two days later, will go into the game bolstered by a 10-game Serie A unbeaten run against Fiorentina, whose last home win over the Bianconeri came back in December 1998, when Argentine Gabriel Batistuta found the target in a narrow 1-0 success.  

      But Vincenzo Montella’s men, widely tipped as genuine Scudetto contenders this season, will be striving to get their title tilt back on course after falling behind in recent weeks following an away defeat to Inter and consecutive draws against Parma and Lazio.  

      Conte’s determination to guide his team to another priceless three points ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match with Madrid meant his players were put through another thorough session this morning.

      The focus was predominantly on specific tactical moves designed to combat the Viola on home turf, and further in-depth preparation is expected to be repreated tomorrow when the team assemble on the training ground for their penultimate morning workout.

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