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    21.02.2014 15:31 - in: The team S

    Derby day draws near

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    The Bianconeri are straight back at work in Vinovo as attentions swiftly turn to this weekend’s Derby della Mole clash with inter-city rivals Torino at Juventus Stadium

    Just hours after gaining the upper hand over Trabzonspor with last night’s 2-0 victory in Turin, Juventus reunited in Vinovo this morning to immediately shift their focus to Sunday evening’s derby clash with inter-city rivals Torino.

    The Bianconeri’s third home encounter in seven days sees the Granata make the short trip across Turin for the second installment of this season’s Derby della Mole.

    An unbeaten run stretching back to 1995 means history stands firmly in the hosts' favour, but a buoyant Torino – who stole a march on fellow European hopefuls Hellas Verona with Monday’s win in Verona – have every reason to fancy their chances of banishing the ghosts of previous encounters when they take to the field at Juventus Stadium.

    Maximum attention, therefore, will be the message preached by Conte to his players as they aim to extend their nine-point lead over nearest rivals Roma by chalking up a 13th straight home victory.

    Those who featured in last night’s Europa League Round of 32 fixture conducted a lighter training session, while the remainder of the group focused on tactics.

    Tomorrow morning will see the team raise the intensity of their workload and apply the finishing touches to Conte’s tactical battle plan for derby day.

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