Coppa: Juventus vs AC Milan, probable lineups

With a trio of important absences, AC Milan face Juventus in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final.

UPDATE: The match has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns

Tomorrow at 20:45, AC Milan face Juventus in Torino in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. The winner of the match that will be played behind closed doors due to Coronavirus concerns will reach the Cup final.

Winning the Coppa Italia could save the Rossoneri’s season but Juventus vs Milan couldn’t have come at a more inappropriate time. Chaos is reigning at Casa Milan following the clash of Ivan Gazidis with Zvonimir Boban and the expected sacking of Boban. Maldini and Massara to start a new cycle (again!) under the management of Ralf Rangnick.

For Juventus vs Milan, coach Pioli will have to do without the services of Theo Hernandez, Samu Castillejo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, all suspended. In defence, Calabria will replace Theo on the left with Conti on the right. The only doubt is the name of Romagnoli’s partner.  Simon Kjaer is favorite of Gabbia but it will depend on his physical form.

Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer will be the heart of the midfield. Lucas Paqueta will adapt as right winger due to the absence of Castillejo. Another golden opportunity for the Brazilian to demonstrate he deserves a place at Milan. he in-form Antre Rebic and Hakan Calhanoglu in support of Rafael Leao.

After a long time serving as Ibrahimovic’s back-up, Rafael Leao returns to lead the attack in Juventus vs Milan. The Portuguese must escape Zlatan’s shadow and start contributing more. For Juventus the only doubt is the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Buffon; Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Higuain, Dybala.

AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Calabria; Kessie, Bennacer; Paqueta, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Leao.

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