Italian giants Juventus will field a strong line-up against local club Kitchee in today's Grand Promenade Cup as they contend with two powerful adversaries at Hong Kong Stadium: the heat and humidity. Arriving from the cool climate of Yokohama, where they defeated the Yokohama F-Marinos 1-0 on Wednesday, Fabio Capello's charges have walked straight into a heat wave after temperatures rose to a sweltering 32 degrees Celsius yesterday. Juventus commercial director Romy Gai said Juventus had prepared for the hot weather and had done 'special' training at Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. 'Everybody knows it's going to be hot in Hong Kong and we expect a hot day, but we have come well prepared. It's not a problem for us because we are used to it. When we played our last game of the season [against Cagliari], we played in 35-degree heat. But it is a big change from playing in Yokohama, where it was just 15 degrees,' said Gai. Alessandro Del Piero was the centre of attention at yesterday's press conference. The Italian pin-up boy said he was pleased to be here for today's match. 'It's my first time in Hong Kong and I am very curious about this city. I hope it will be a good match,' said 30-year-old Del Piero. Meanwhile, Lam Hing-lun, Kitchee's player-coach, will use today's match against the Italian champions as his farewell appearance. The 38-year-old defender, who started in the first division with Double Flower in 1985, was happy to have such an opportunity before he leaves the game. 'I am delighted that my last match will be against a top European side - an opportunity that I could hardly miss,' he said. Lam said Kitchee would rely on his experience and that of guest player Fan Zhiyi to stop the opposition. 'Fan has played in Europe before and his vast experience at the back should be able to help our defence,' said Lam. About 2,000 fans attended Juventus's training session at the Hong Kong Stadium last night. They kept chanting the stars' names, braving the occasional shower throughout the one-hour session. Despite these enthusiastic fans of Italian soccer, ticket pre-sales were still far from encouraging with about 7,500 sold.