Juventus coach Ranieri ready for tactical battle with Chelsea's Hiddink

Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri is ready for a tactical battle with Chelsea's Guus Hiddink in their Champions League second-leg tie.

Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri is ready for a tactical battle with Chelsea's Guus Hiddink in their Champions League second-leg tie.

He said: “The Dutch tend to think even more than Italians of defending and then attacking the space on the counter. He rested [Nicolas] Anelka the way I rested Del Piero, so I expect him, [Salomon] Kalou and [Didier] Drogba to feature.

“He could instead opt for [Florent] Malouda from the start so that Anelka can come on when legs are tired. It doesn't matter, anyway, as Juventus must focus on their own game.”

As both David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero were rested for yesterday's derby win, it seems they will be the starting front two on Tuesday.

“You can consider it a clue if you like! Don't forget the media all said Del Piero and Trezeguet would play this evening and they didn't.”

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