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JUVENTUS VS FIORENTINA: Coppa Semifinal MATCH CENTER

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Montella names an expectedly strong lineup, injuries force hand in midfield

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Well here we go guys. Fiorentina are in Turin looking for a massive result to take back home to Florence in the first leg of this Coppa Italia semifinal. Our hated rivals Juventus name a relatively strong side, with Massimiliano Allegri hoping to continue chasing a "double" in his first season as coach of the bianconeri. No Andrea Pirlo (injury) or Carlos Tevez (rest) for the gobbi, who otherwise select a strong midfield trio. Keep an eye on the young Kingsley Coman for the home side, who will match up with Micah Richards on the right.

Vincenzo Montella brings back the rested Mario Gomez and Joaquin in attack, with the out-of-his-mind-in-form Mohammed Salah completing the attacking trident. Alberto Aquilani doesn't pass fit in midfield, but Jose Maria Basanta does in defense.

OFFICIAL LINEUPS

Juventus (4-3-3): Storari; Caceres, Bonucci, Ogbonna, Padoin; Vidal, Marchisio, Pogba; Pepe, Llorente, Coman

FIORENTINA (4-3-3): NETO; RICHARDS, GONZALO, BASANTA, ALONSO; AQUILANI, BADELJ, MATIAS FERNANDEZ; JOAQUIN, GOMEZ, SALAH

Ragazzi, if I were any more excited-anxious about this game I would probably dissolve in a fireball of feelings. FORZA VIOLA SEMPRE, JUVE *something*!!!!