Marcello Lippi admits he's impressed by current Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri's young midfield pair Antonio Nocerino and Raffaele Palladino.

Asked about comparisons between Palladino and Alessandro del Piero, Lippi said: "There are some differences in the way they play and also their technical quality. But the ability to sacrifice for the team is the same as Alex.

"I also like Nocerino very much. He can adapt to multiple roles, is aggressive and determined. But you can't compare him with Didier Deschamps or Antonio Conte."