After qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League, Simone Inzaghi’s Inter are now aiming to go all the way in the Italian Cup.
Everything is ready for tomorrow’s Inter-Juventus match, the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. The match at the San Siro stadium will restart from the 1-1 draw of the controversial first leg in Turin.
For this match, Simone Inzaghi will once again employ the 3-5-2 formation. He will trust Onana in between the posts with Acerbi, Bastoni and Darmian completing this department of defense.
In the midfield five, Dumfries and Dimarco will start on the wings. The center will include Barella, Calhanoglu (with a clear advantage over Brozovic) and Mkhitaryan. After the reversal of the disqualification in the first leg – Romelu Lukaku will be available off the bench as he is not expected to start alongside Lautaro Martinez in the attack. Instead, Edin Dzeko should play beside the Argentine from the first minute.
On the other side of the pitch-
After the Serie A defeat against Napoli, Juventus are preparing to rebound in this Coppa Italia match. After the disappointing first leg draw, the Bianconeri will be forced to win in front of the Nerazzurri faithful to reach the final.
For his Juventus side, Massimiliano Allegri will also field the 3-5-2, starting with Mattia Perin as the usual cup gaolkeeper. The coach has some doubts for his defense as Bremer is improving his fitness and is on his way back to starting, but he may not begin in his usual central position tomorrow.
Instead, Allegri could give Leonardo Bonucci a chance from the first minute with Danilo on the left. The starters against Napoli, Gatti and Rugani, should be available off the bench.
Kostic and De Sciglio (a relacement for the suspended Cuadrado) will be on the wings. In the center, Fabio Miretti could get another opportunity, having an advantage over Nicolò Fagioli. Locatelli and Rabiot are confirmed as untouchables. In the attack, Di Maria is ready to return as a starter, with Milik alongside him as Vlahovic remains out with an injury.
INTER (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez.
JUVENTUS (3-5-2): Perin; Bremer, Bonucci, Danilo; De Sciglio, Miretti, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria, Milik.