Italia are looking for their first win of the Europa League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico.
Juventus, who had only one win in their previous seven European outings, were without the suspended midfielder Claudio Marchisio due to a thigh injury.
“They are in good form, and we’re happy with the way we played,” manager Massimiliano Allegri said.
“We knew we were not going to win by the usual margin and we were ready to try something different.”
Alessandro Florenzi scored twice in his first league start, before Marcello Lippi, who made his first start since October, put Juventus ahead.
However, the Bianconeri were soon level after half-time, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted his first goal for the Serie A giants.
Juve striker Zlatlan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his first Serie A goal for Juventus against the champions of the Champions League (EPA)Juventus have only won one of their last five Europa League matches, with last season’s defeat to Napoli the only one of the previous five.
“This is the first win for Juventus since last season,” Allegri added.
“It’s a huge victory for us and it was important that we came away from this game with a clean sheet.”
Lippi said the game would be “a difficult one” but said he was “proud” to have played in front of his former team.
“I have played every minute of the last two matches, but I will not be disappointed,” he said.