Juventus began to prepare for a Coppa Italia fixture for the first time this season in training this morning.
Leading his men out on to the field in Vinovo, Antonio Conte will have needed to quickly direct the group’s attentions from last night’s win over Sassuolo towards Wednesday’s last 16 fixture with Avellino.
A spot in the quarter-final of the cup is up for grabs at Juventus Stadium, and he will be well aware that the Bianconeri mustn’t take anything for granted against opposition whose performances have surprised many this season.
The Serie B outfit have slowed a little of late – they have recorded a win, a loss and three draws in their five most recent league fixtures - but their current position of fifth in the table is no mean feat for a newly-promoted side.
The Bianconeri involved in the win that maintained their supremacy at the top of the Serie A table last night underwent the traditional warm-down workout, while the Juve boss had the rest of his men carry out technical drills.
With matches coming thick and fast in the run up to Christmas, the squad will have to put the finishing touches on their preparations for Wednesday’s clash when they take to the Vinovo training pitch again tomorrow morning.