Juventus warmed up nicely enough for Thursday’s Europa League first leg against Fulham with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina that lifted them to fourth in Serie A. A thunderbolt from Fabio Grossi secured the three points after Diego’s early goal, which looked suspiciously offside, had been cancelled out by Marco Marchionni.

They won’t have been too pleased with Giorgio Chiellini’s thigh strain, though, which threatens to keep the Italian centre back for between a fortnight and a month, according to Gazetta. There are concerns that Chiellini might have aggrivated the injury by having to battle on in obvious discomfort to full time after Alberto Zaccheroni had made his allotted substitutions.

Goal also report that Paolo De Ceglie and the former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko will also have scans on niggles they picked up at the Stadio Franchi.