Juventus coach with tough decision ahead of Coppa Italia final
Friday May 20 2016
Leonardo Bonucci is unavailable due to suspension, while Claudio Marchisio, Martin Caceres, and Sami Khedira are all out injured.
With the opportunity to secure a domestic double in Rome on Saturday evening, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri must decide which of his left wing-backs will start the clash against AC Milan.
The Old Lady are well rested after securing a fifth straight Scudetto three weeks ago, and the 48-year-old coach will most likely opt for a 3-5-2 formation with Neto in place of regular goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, and the back three made up of Daniele Rugani, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini.
It appears Allegri’s biggest question mark is with regards to the left flank, with Alex Sandro or Patrice Evra ready to start should they be called on, though it appears the Frenchman is the favourite to feature at this time.
Unfortunately for Sami Khedira, the Coppa Italia final has come around too soon with Allegri deciding not to take any chances on the fitness of the Germany international. Other absentees include the suspended Leonardo Bonucci and the injured duo of Martin Caceres and Claudio Marchisio.
Hernanes looks likely to be chosen ahead of Mario Lemina in order to direct the pace of play in midfield alongside Paul Pogba and one of Kwadwo Asamoah or Stefano Sturaro.
On the right hand side, Stephan Lichtsteiner andJuan Cuadrado will battle it out for the chance to be the main supply line to a forward line consisting of Croatian Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala.