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Conte ready to risk Tevez

Juventus boss Antonio Conte looks set to call on Carlos Tevez for the crunch Europa League clash with Fiorentina despite fitness concerns.

Juventus are gearing up for a tough Europa League test against Fiorentina and Antonio Conte looks likely to take a risk on Carlos Tevez.

The Old Lady are running away with the Scudetto but they face stiffer competition if they are to deliver the Europa League.

Fiorentina have a slight advantage after a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Turin and Juventus can expect a tough evening away to their rivals on Thursday.

Conte has been pugnacious in the press, stressing that he feels many have written off his side prematurely and he looks set to select his strongest possible side for the Stadio Artemio Franchi showdown.

Argentine striking star Tevez has been struggling for fitness but he has been training with the rest of his teammates and according to La Stampa, Conte is going to take a chance on him being 100 percent.

Conte usually likes to shuffle his squad between Serie A and European engagements, but this time La Stampa expects him to stick to his proven starting 11.

Having cruelly exited the Champions League at the group stage after a defeat against Galatasaray in the final game, Juventus were expected to be in the running for Europa League glory.

But Fiorentina are going from strength to strength and have been boosted massively by the return of German international marksman Mario Gomez.

Juventus may be without defender Andrea Barzagli, who has a calf problem and Federico Peluso is struggling with a thigh injury.

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