Saturday December 9 2017
Mandzukic in, Dybala and Costa out?

Mario Mandzukic is expected to start for Juventus against Inter tonight, but Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa could be benched.

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Gigi Buffon, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Marko Pjaca are out injured, so Wojciech Szczesny will certainly start in goal.

Max Allegri is also planning other changes for a 4-3-3 formation.

According to the latest reports from Turin, in this morning’s training session, Juve used a front three of Juan Cuadrado, Gonzalo Higuain and Mandzukic, pushing Douglas Costa and Dybala to the bench.

Birthday boy Asamoah was also preferred to Alex Costa at left-back.

As for Inter, Luciano Spalletti seems to have his ideas set in stone with the return of Joao Miranda, Roberto Gagliardini and Matias Vecino.

Marcelo Brozovic had been hoping to start, but would appear to be an option off the bench when Juve legs are tiring.

Probable line-ups

Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Asamoah; Marchisio Pjanic, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Higuain, Mandzukic

Inter (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Santon; Vecino, Gagliardini; Candreva, Borja Valero, Perisic; Icardi

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