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Juventus predicted lineup vs Fiorentina - Coppa Italia

Craig Vickers
Allegri on the touchline
Allegri on the touchline / Gabriele Maltinti/GettyImages
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Juventus' focus will shift to Coppa Italia action as they travel to face Fiorentina in the semi-final first leg this midweek.

A brace from Dusan Vlahovic propelled Juve to a 3-2 victory over Empoli in Serie A action at the weekend, moving them six points clear of Atalanta in the Champions League places.

The Serbian forward has hit the ground running in Turin since making the move from Fiorentina in January and he is sure to be on the receiving end of a hostile reception at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Here's how Juventus could line up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Mattia Perin
Perin is expected to start between the sticks for Juventus / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Mattia Perin (GK) - Allegri has turned to the Italian in the Coppa Italia this season.

Mattia De Sciglio (RB) - His defensive qualities will be critical against a Fiorentina side with attacking threats.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - Enjoying his best run of form in a Juventus shirt since his arrival from Ajax.

Leonardo Bonucci (CB) - His distribution from the back - coupled with his set-piece prowess - is vital for the Old Lady.


Luca Pellegrini (LB) - Continues to impress when called upon, with the Juventus faithful clamouring for his permanent inclusion in the side.

2. Midfielders

Manuel Locatelli
Locatelli in action / Gabriele Maltinti/GettyImages

Manuel Locatelli (CM) - Equally capable operating at the base of midfield as he is further up the pitch.

Arthur (CM) - The former Barcelona man looks to have gotten over his injury problems recently.

Adrien Rabiot (CM) - The Frenchman has struggled in recent weeks, with only a spate of midfield injuries for Juventus seeing him retain his place.

3. Forwards

Juan Cuadrado (RW) - The Colombian laid on Vlahovic for Juve's go-ahead goal at Empoli.

Dusan Vlahovic (ST) - Expect the most hostile of receptions for the Serbian when he emerges from the tunnel.

Alvaro Morata (LW) - No player has recovered possession more in the final third for Juve in Serie A this season (20).

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