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Juventus predicted lineup vs Fiorentina - Coppa Italia

Tom Gott
Allegri really needs a win
Allegri really needs a win / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages
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Juventus boast a 1-0 aggregate lead over Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia semi-final but know they still have a lot of work to do to make it through Wednesday's second leg.

Massimiliano Allegri's side were absolutely battered in the first leg but scraped a late victory thanks to a 91st-minute own goal from Lorenzo Venuti, but their performance was a massive concern and won't have given many Juve fans much confidence for this one.

With a handful of injury issues to contend with, here's how Allegri could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Mattia Perin
Perin is the cup goalkeeper / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Mattia Perin (GK) - Fresh off signing a new contract, Perin will get another run-out in goal.

Danilo (RB) - Played in midfield last time out but should return to his preferred role.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - Stomach issues were a problem for De Ligt against Bologna but he should be alright by now.

Giorgio Chiellini (CB) - Chiellini's experience in these big moments could be vital for a Juventus side with their backs against the wall.

Luca Pellegrini (LB) - Alex Sandro is back from his calf issue but may not be fit enough for a starting role.

2. Midfielders

Paulo Dybala
Dybala will leave in the summer / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Denis Zakaria (DM) - Arthur could make it back to the squad for this one but is unlikely to be ready to start.

Adrien Rabiot (DM) - With Manuel Locatelli and Weston McKennie both out of action, Rabiot remains a starter.

Juan Cuadrado (RM) - Deployed as a central midfielder in the recent draw with Bologna but undoubtedly does his best work out wide.

Paulo Dybala (AM) - This competition represents Dybala's last chance at winning a trophy with Juventus before he leaves in the summer.

Alvaro Morata (LM) - Federico Chiesa's injury means Morata has been shunted out wide in recent weeks.

3. Forward

Dusan Vlahovic
Vlahovic will face his old team / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Dusan Vlahovic (ST) - Could have had four or five goals if he had been in the Fiorentina team that took on Juventus in the first leg. Needs more service this time around.

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