NEWS
Wednesday January 20 2021
Cuadrado to start in Supercoppa?

Reports are growing rapidly that Juan Cuadrado will be whisked straight into the Juventus XI against Napoli for the Supercoppa just hours after recovering from COVID.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia.

Cuadrado had originally been ruled out by COVID-19, but he was given the all-clear this morning and fast-tracked his medical with the Lega Serie A.

The Colombian then travelled to Reggio Emilia to join the squad and there are growing reports he will be thrown straight into the starting XI this evening.

He would be used as a right-back, moving Danilo over to the left, with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini in the centre of defence.

Another change would see Weston McKennie on the right flank, shifting Federico Chiesa to the left so he can go head-to-head with Chucky Lozano.

Dejan Kulusevski is tipped to partner Cristiano Ronaldo rather than Alvaro Morata.

Paulo Dybala, Matthijs de Ligt, Merih Demiral and Alex Sandro are still out of action.

There remain very few doubts on the Napoli line-up, as Fabian Ruiz and Victor Osimhen are still out with COVID-19.

Andrea Petagna is expected to start upfront, with Dries Mertens coming off the bench.

Probable line-ups

Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Chiellini, Danilo; McKennie, Arthur, Bentancur, Chiesa; Kulusevski, Ronaldo

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Di Lorenzo; Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Bakayoko, Demme; Lozano, Zielinski, Insigne; Petagna