Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga warns Juventus “we’re not beaten yet” ahead of their Coppa Italia encounter, but makes some unusual selections.
“It’ll be a great appointment for the club,” said the tactician who steps into the Juventus Stadium at 20.00 GMT.
“Juventus will use their second string side, but those names could easily be first choices in any other team.
“We’re not beaten yet. We want to play our game and have our chances at qualification. We’ve been dropping points due to bad luck recently, as the only really negative performance was against Udinese.
“It just means we’ll have to fight back with even more hard work, determination, concentration and grit.”
However, Pulga left behind many key players such as Radja Nainggolan, Nene, Daniele Conti, Davide Astori, Marco Sau, Andrea Cossu and Lorenzo Ariaudo.
Cagliari squad for Juventus: Agazzi, Avramov; Camilleri, Del Fabro, Murru, Perico, Rossettini, Russu; Casarini, Ceppelini, Dessena, Ekdal, Eriksson, Piredda; Chelo, Ibarbo, Pinilla, Thiago Ribeiro