Juve’s early probable formation for the crucial Milan clash -Juvefc.com


Next Sunday Andrea Pirlo will lead his side Juventus against his former club Milan in what could be a crucial Champions League qualification game.

Both teams are enjoying a scorching second half of the season, which has seen other clubs catch up with them.

While Inter have already won the Scudetto title, the battle for the remaining three places in the Top four could be destined to last until the last day of the season.

The Bianconeri and Rossoneri are currently tied with second-placed Atalant with 69 points, but Napoli are just behind at 67 with Lazio pushing down the home stretch as well.

So how does Pirlo plan to approach Sunday’s big clash?

According to The Gazzetta dello Sport, the young coach could decide to rely on the services of Gianluigi Buffon between the sticks, the performances of Wojciech Szczesny having been fragile lately.

In defense, Giorgio Chiellini should succeed Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt, Danilo and Alex Sandro retaining their starting place.

Juan Cuadrado is expected to play as a right winger, but the big question will be whether Federico Chiesa would be fit again to start on the left. If deemed unfit, Weston McKennie would be the favorite to replace him.

In midfield, Adrien Rabiot’s positive late cameo against Udinese might be enough to restore him to his starting spot alongside Rodrigo Bentancur, as Aaron Ramsey and Arthur are still being assessed.

The last question – as always – remains the attack, where Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata will battle for a place alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Argentine being considered the slight favorite thanks to his strong performance at San Siro last January.

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