Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini shuffles his deck quite a bit, returning to a 3-man back line. While the defense and midfield are just about as expected, the tridente is quite odd, as Jeremie Boga will play as the lone striker in what should be a very fluid, mobile attack. We’ll be hoping that the experiment backfires, of course, but it should make for a tactically fascinating battle. Luis Muriel will, of course, feature off the bench at some point as well.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano hands Nikola Milenković a rare day off in defense while bringing Youssef Maleh into the XI. Riccardo Saponara, Krzysztof Piątek, and Nicolás González comprise the tridente. All in all, it’s not quite the strongest lineup we might’ve expected from a coach desperate to win the Coppa, but it’s a good one nonetheless.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Musso; Palomino, Djimsiti, Demiral; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Zappacosta; Malinovskiy, Pašalić; Boga
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Martínez Quarta, Igor, Biraghi; Castrovilli, Torreira, Maleh; González, Piątek, Saponara
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