Juventus prepare for Udinese

Claudio Marchisio is back from injury and could well be included in the squad set to face Udinese on Saturday as the midfielder prepares to begin his 10th season.

Born in Turin and a Juventino since he was a child, Marchisio is the anchor in Juve's midfield. An Italian who combines tactical intelligence with a winning mentality, his absence has been keenly felt, for few boast the vision of Juve's most understated player.

A man who provides direction, he tackles with conviction, releases forwards and times his runs to perfection.

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