Juventus decimated for Coppa Italia semi-final with Fiorentina

 Coppa Italia matchball Nike Flight Hi-Vis is seen on a plinth with Coppa Italia logo prior to the Coppa Italia football match between FC Internazionale and AS Roma. FC Internazionale won 2-0 over AS Roma.


Juventus and Fiorentina named their squads for tomorrow’s Coppa Italia semi-final, with the Bianconeri missing nine players.

The first leg of the semi-final kicks off at the Stadio Franchi on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.

Max Allegri has an injury crisis on his hands and a decimated squad, with nine key players on the treatment table.

Denis Zakaria is the latest addition, as he went off during the 3-2 win at Empoli with a muscular issue and has been ruled out for a month.

Paulo Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi and Daniele Rugani have not yet recovered from their muscular strains, with Alex Sandro, Giorgio Chiellini and Weston McKennie also out.

The season is already over for Federico Chiesa and Kaio Jorge following knee surgery.

Juve had to plunder their Under-23 side to plug the gaps, including new addition Diego Stramaccioni in defence.

As for Fiorentina, Lucas Martinez-Quarta sits out a ban following his red card in the 3-2 quarter-final victory away to Atalanta and Matija Nastasic is injured.

Bartlomiej Dragowski is available again after his Coppa ban for a red card against Napoli, while Giacomo Bonaventura’s two-match Serie A suspension does not apply in this tournament.

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