NEWS
Wednesday January 3 2018
Coppa line-ups: Juventus-Torino

Juventus rely on Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa against M’Baye Niang’s Torino in the Derby della Mole for the Coppa Italia Quarter-Final.

It kicks off at the Allianz Juventus Stadium at 19.45 GMT and the winners go on to face Atalanta in the two-legged Semi-Final.

Both sides are suffering from an injury crisis, as Max Allegri is forced to do without Gigi Buffon, Mattia De Sciglio, Juan Cuadrado and Benedikt Howedes, but Miralem Pjanic is available again.

Dybala has rediscovered his form with a brace against Hellas Verona at the weekend after he was dropped for three Serie A rounds in a row.

La Joya leads the way with Douglas Costa, moving Mario Mandzukic to a centre-forward role and resting Gonzalo Higuain.

Stefano Sturaro, Daniele Rugani, Kwadwo Asamoah and Claudio Marchisio also step in.

Torino have even worse problems, missing Andrea Belotti, Adem Ljajic, Cristian Ansaldi, Lyanco, Antonio Barreca and Simone Edera.

The pressure is therefore on ex-Milan striker Niang, playing in a more central role than he is accustomed to, with support from Iago Falque and Alex Berenguer.

It is a special match for midfielder Tomas Rincon, who was at Juventus last season.

Toro have not beaten Juve since a 2-1 result in April 2015, followed by one draw and five defeats in all competition.

They last met in the Coppa Italia in December 2015 and it ended 4-0 for the Bianconeri with Cristian Molinaro sent off on 50 minutes.

The most recent Torino victory in the Coppa was 2-0 in March 1988, followed by two draws and that 4-0 hammering.

Juventus: Szczesny; Sturaro, Rugani, Chiellini, Asamoah; Marchisio, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Douglas Costa; Mandzukic

Juventus bench: Pinsoglio, Loria, Alex Sandro, Benatia, Barzagli, Lichtsteiner, Khedira, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Higuain

Torino: Milinkovic-Savic; De Silvestri, N’Koulou, Burdisso, Molinaro; Rincon, Acquah, Baselli; Iago Falque, Niang, Berenguer

Torino bench: Sirigu, Ichazo, Bonifazi, Valdifiori, Gustafson, De Luca, Obi, Moretti, Boye, Fiordaliso, Millico, Sadiq