Juventus – AC Milan – This is definitely the most attractive pair of quarter-finals of the Italian Cup as they meet two teams that are at the end of last season played the finals of this competition and then Juventus after extra time won with 1: 0th But already this season they are “rossoneri” revenge in the best possible way, since they are first in the league at home come to victory of 1: 0, and subsequently in Qatar Doha and came to the Italian Super Cup trophy, and this after penalty shootout.
Of course that these two straight defeats current Italian champions now only be an additional motivation for the Wednesday night of revenge ‘Rossoneri’ elimination from the Coppa Italia, especially since this time meeting in Turin. The “old lady” at home has seven straight wins over Milan, while their confidence and definitely returned after last weekend also front of their fans with a routine 2: 0 in the championship win over Lazio.
In this way, coach Allegri still retain point advantage over second-place Roma, with Juventus also has one game less, but for them it is certainly much more important that they quickly recovered after being defeated in the primary hosting at Fiorentina with 2: 1. As for the composition of this leg match Coppa Italia, we believe that Allegri make a few changes to the game with Lazio, while more should be added to the out of competition only defender Benatia and midfielder Lemina, which for some time on the African Cup Nations.
Probable lineups Juventus: Net – Alves, Barzagli, Rugani, Alex Sandro – Sturaro, Rincon, Marchisio – Hernanes – Mandzukic, Dybala
Unlike Juventus, Milan footballers last weekend at home defeated by 2: 1 in the league against Napoli, which automatically led to their fall to seventh place in the table, as it were, meanwhile past Inter and Atalanta. Of course that coach Montella can not possibly be satisfied with these developments, especially as they previously had a series of three wins and one draw, and that is actually doing precisely what winning the Italian Super Cup in a duel with Juventus.
But after that, they pretty hard time in the championship against Cagliari and Turin, although they have won four points in the two games, while both in the eighth finals of the Italian Cup after turning come to victory over Torino. All this only tells us that they are obviously still not enough rest from the strain of traveling to Qatar, so that Montella and certainly now in the Cup to make a lot of changes in the starting lineup. Let us add that due to injury and this time absent guard de Sciglio and midfielders Montolivo and Fernandez, while the latest reinforcement from Everton, striker Deulofeu, his chance to debut for Milan probably wait on the bench.
Probable lineups Milan: Donnarumma – Calabria, Romagnoli, Gomez, Antonelli – Bertolacci, Locatelli, Bonaventure – Suso, Lapadula, Niang
Juventus will certainly do their best to take revenge, “Rossoneri” for the recent defeat in the Italian Super Cup, but also to that of their more open approach should leave plenty of room for guests fast break while we were here so I decided to type with goals to both sides.