It has been a long time coming for the first leg of the Europa League group stage, but Juventus are back on track.

After a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of PSV Eindhoven in their last game, Juve will be aiming to get back on the winning foot against a Juventus side that has been plagued by injuries for most of the season.

This will be the first Europa League game between the sides since August, and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has been under a lot of pressure to make the first-leg difference.

In his first match back in charge of the Bianconeri, Allegri had the squad ready for the match.

“We are a little bit more tired than before and I think we will be more ready for tomorrow,” he said.

“But if we don’t make it, it will be a hard match.”

The Italian is likely to use a more defensive line-up than the one that finished second in Group A. Juve are without Andrea Pirlo, Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio, while Lazio’s Alessandro Florenzi is also out.

Mario Mandzukic is set to miss out as well, having picked up a hamstring injury in training.

Pirlos and Mandzuka will also miss out, with Mandzak missing the match due to a calf injury.

The rest of the starting XI is unchanged from the squad that defeated PSV, with Pirlico, Mandzuca, Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Quagliarella coming into the team.

Juventus have won the Europa league twice already, with the last meeting between the teams coming in 2009.

Juventus are in third place in Serie A with 25 points, one behind Real Madrid.