The pre-season tour continues apace for Juventus this weekend, their latest friendly pitting them against an A-League All-Star team in Sydney.
After an emphatic victory over a similar Indonesian League side, the Bianconeri will hope to add to the air of positivity that once again surrounds the club.
Massimiliano Allegri appears to be learning quickly about the attributes of the players at his disposal, continuing to build upon the stellar work done by his predecessor. Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 framework has once again become Juve’s default formation, with the new coach set to use that shape once again in Australia.
The game is likely to have a strange feel, with long-time captain Alessandro Del Piero likely to line up against La Madama for the first time in his career. The 39-year-old represented Sydney FC for two seasons, and he will wear the No. 10 shirt against his former club.
As the international players who represented their various nations at the World Cup begin to return to fitness, the side begins to once again resemble the one which tasted Scudetto glory in each of the last three years.
Over the following pages is a look at how Allegri’s side will look come kick-off, with the start of the 2014-15 season drawing ever closer.