Andrea Pirlo warned Paulo Dybala “must prove himself” against Ajax and explains the Mattia De Sciglio choice for Juventus.
The Champions League quarter-final kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).
Max Allegri uses De Sciglio rather than Joao Cancelo at right-back, while Douglas Costa is not even fit enough for the bench due to a recurring calf issue.
“De Sciglio is chosen above all because of Douglas Costa’s injury. Allegri wants to keep a player like Cancelo who can change the game coming off the bench,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.
“With Mario Mandzukic out, it is Dybala’s chance. It is his night, he must prove that he deserves the faith of the Coach and the weight of the captain’s armband.
"I think the substitutions will be Moise Kean and Rodrigo Bentancur, as Emre Can is coming off an injury and won't have 90 minutes."
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