Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said the team is in a positive mood after beating local rivals Torino in the last game but warned his players to be careful against a "fast and technical" Empoli side in Friday's Serie A match.
Juventus have lost their opening two games of the Champions League group stage for the first time and are sitting eighth in Serie A, four points behind leaders Napoli after six games.
Allegri's defensive-minded approach did not go down well with fans, who were also frustrated that the team faltered during games they had been dominating.
Allegri's side took down the European champions with a disciplined performance that sucked the life out of the Blues.
Five South American Juventus players will stay at home and rest instead of travelling to face Napoli.
Ronaldo has been linked with a host of clubs this summer but he seems set to stay put at Juventus, tasked with an even more important role in revitalising the Italian giants.
Pirlo was appointed last year with no previous coaching experience and could only lead reigning Serie A champions Juventus to fourth place this season.
The manager joined the club in 2014 and led them to win five Serie a titles, four Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups.
Although he was outsmarted by his opposite number Diego Simeone in the first leg, Allegri has often been in his element when he is apparently on the back foot.
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