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Probable line-ups: Milan-Juventus


San Siro presents another giant duel, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo prepare for battle when Milan host Juventus in the Coppa Italia tonight.

Kick off at 19:45 GMT

The Rossoneri might move away from their recent strategy but keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a lone striker and return to a 4-2-3-1.

That might mean Ante Rebic will stay at the left in a trio behind the former Sweden international. Hakan Calhanoglu should continue to play as an attacking midfielder, with Samu Castillejo at right.

Davide Calabria should return at right back this Thursday, with Theo Hernandez to continue at the left side in a defensive four including centre-halves Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli.

Ismale Bennacer and Franck Kessie are expected to continue as holding midfielders when Milan are looking to get an advantage from the home leg at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Aaron Ramsey could start behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in Bianconeri’s 4-3-1-2, shoving Gonzalo Higuain to the bench against his former club.

Juventus need a good result from San Siro, as the pressure piles on Sarri after the recent return in Serie A.

He could go with the experienced Blaise Matuidi after letting Adrien Rabiot play in the 2-1 defeat against Hellas Verona. Miralem Pjanic is expected to stay put in the middle, with Rodrigo Bentancur completing the trio.

Gianluigi Buffon will continue his cup run, behind Matthijs de Ligt and Leonardo Bonucci in the heart of the defence, with Mattia De Sciglio and Alex Sandro out wide.

Milan (probable):Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic

Juventus (probable):Buffon; De Sciglio, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Ramsey; Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala

Referee:Valeri (VAR: Nasca)

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