🏆 Juventus vs Inter: Match preview, team news & predicted XIs

🏆 Juventus vs Inter: Match preview, team news & predicted XIs

Fierce Italian rivals Juventus and Inter Milan resume hostilities in the Coppa Italia with the hosts holding a 2-1 first-leg advantage after their win in the San Siro a week ago.

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The ageless Cristiano Ronaldo's brace in Milan has put Juve firmly in the driving seat here as the Old Lady aims to secure their place in May's Coppa Italia Final. 

For Inter, that 2-1 reverse was the only defeat they have suffered in their last eight matches across all competitions, and they did beat Juve in Serie A less than a month ago.

Juve has hit form and breathed new life into their title defence. In January, they've managed wins over Milan, Napoli and Inter - among several others - keeping clean sheets in all five league matches since losing at San Siro on January 17th.

The Nerazzurri now faces a pivotal and defining spell in their season with this cup clash followed by the visit of Lazio in Serie A before the Derby della Madonnina against fierce rivals AC Milan the following week.

With Inter needing to score at least twice to have any chance of progress here, this should be an open affair.

🗞 Team news

Juve will assess the extent of an injury to Leo Bonucci with Andrea Pirlo hoping the veteran will be fit to start. Matthijs de Ligt is fit again and available as cover and he could be partnered in central defence by Merih Demiral. That was, after all, Pirlo's defensive pairing in the first leg.

Inter's Chilean pair Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal miss out through suspension but Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi both return after missing the first leg through suspensions of their own. 

🔮 Likely XIs

⚫️ Juventus (4-4-2):

Buffon; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Demiral, Danilo; Bernardeschi, Bentancur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Kulusevski, Ronaldo

🔵 Inter (3-5-2): 

Handanović; Škriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Hakimi, Barella, Eriksen, Gagliardini, Young; Martínez, Lukaku

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