COPPA ITALIA

Juan Cuadrado is in a more advanced attacking role as part of the trident for Juventus against Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final. “I think criticism has been excessive.”
Milan rely on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ante Rebic and Hakan Calhanoglu against Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado trident in the Coppa Italia semi-final.
Agent Silvano Martina has claimed Inter goalkeeper Daniele Padelli was wrongly targeted after the Derby della Madonnina. “He knows he’s not a phenomenon”.
San Siro presents another giant duel, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo prepare for battle when Milan host Juventus in the Coppa Italia tonight.
Cristiano Biraghi has claimed Inter were tired after the derby, but “unfortunate” to go down against Napoli in the first leg of the semi-finals in the Coppa Italia.
Goalkeeper David Ospina has admitted that the semi-final tie with Inter is still “wide open” after Napoli’s 1-0 win on Wednesday.
Inter boss Antonio Conte congratulated Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli for “coming here to play a very defensive game, with Dries Mertens marking Marcelo Brozovic.”
Gennaro Gattuso wants Napoli to “show the same respect” to every opponent that they did to Inter after a Coppa Italia semi-final victory.
Kostas Manolas celebrated the Napoli victory away to Inter, but warned “qualification is still 50-50” for the Coppa Italia Final ahead of the second leg.
Napoli earned a shock first leg Coppa Italia semi-final victory over Inter at San Siro, thanks to a deflected Fabian Ruiz left-foot curler.