NEWS
Wednesday January 25 2017
Coppa line-ups: Juventus-Milan

Juventus again use their all-attack system as they seek revenge in the Coppa Italia quarter-final with Carlos Bacca’s Milan.

It kicks off at the Juventus Stadium in Turin at 19.45 GMT.

This is a one-off game, so qualification will be decided tonight after 90 minutes, extra time or even penalties.

The winners go on to face Napoli in the two-legged semi-final.

These two sides have clashed several times already over the last few months, as it was last season’s Coppa Italia Final, decided 2-1 in extra time in Juve’s favour.

Milan defeated Juventus in Serie A at San Siro, then won the Supercoppa Italiana in Doha back in December on penalties, including a Gianluigi Donnarumma spot-kick save on Paulo Dybala.

Max Allegri unveiled the brand new 4-2-3-1 system in Sunday’s 2-0 Serie A victory over Lazio and he sticks with it again here, starting Gonzalo Higuain, Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Juan Cuadrado and Miralem Pjanic together.

There are changes at the back, though, as Gigi Buffon is always rested for the Coppa Italia, so Norberto Neto wears the gloves.

Claudio Marchisio and Mario Lemina are injured, while Patrice Evra is in Marseille to complete his transfer, so Kwadwo Asamoah is again at left-back.

The difference here is resting Stephan Lichtsteiner and Giorgio Chiellini for Andrea Barzagli and Daniele Rugani.

Milan are looking for a hat-trick of victories over Juventus in different competitions this season under Coach Vincenzo Montella.

M’Baye Niang is left out, as he is on the verge of a move to Watford, while new signing Gerard Deulofeu is on the bench following his loan switch from Everton.

Mattia De Sciglio is still on the treatment table with Riccardo Montolivo, but Mati Fernandez is in the squad.

Luca Antonelli gets the nod at left-back, as Davide Calabria has a left thigh issue and isn't even on the bench.

Cristian Zapata is given a rare start to rest Gabriel Paletta and it's the Colombian's first appearance since facing Juve in the Coppa Italia Final on May 21, 2016.

Juventus: Neto; Barzagli, Bonucci, Rugani, Asamoah; Khedira, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain

Juventus bench: Audero, Del Favero, Chiellini, Hernanes, Alex Sandro, Mattiello, Pjaca, Dani Alves, Lichtsteiner, Sturaro, Rincon, Muratore

Milan: Donnarumma; Abate, Zapata, Romagnoli, Antonelli; Kucka, Locatelli, Bertolacci; Bonaventura, Bacca, Suso

Milan bench: Storari, De Sciglio, Gomez, Paletta, Vangioni, Honda, Mati Fernandez, Pasalic, Poli, Sosa, Deulofeu, Lapadula