Tuesday January 12 2021
Big changes expected from Pirlo in the Coppa Italia

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo could rotate heavily for the Coppa Italia match against Genoa and rest a host of key players before Inter on Sunday.

Sky Sport Italia reports the Bianconeri coach will decide to rest Leonardo Bonucci and could start with Giorgio Chiellini and Radu Dragusin at the back against the Grifone tomorrow.

During the COVID-19 emergency last week, the coach had few options in defence and he seemed to have more trouble when winger Federico Chiesa had to leave the pitch due to a hip problem against Milan last Wednesday.

Chiesa was back against Sassuolo but injured his ankle and should be out when the Old Lady host the Rossoblu in the Coppa Italia.

With one eye on the big game against Inter in Serie A this weekend, Pirlo hopes to have recovered the former Fiorentina winger for the match against the Nerazzurri.

Sky Sport Italia claims Manolo Portanova could get the go ahead in the middle against Genoa tomorrow.