Four notable absentees for Juventus as squad is confirmed – their probable starting XI

By Oliver Fisher -

Juventus have four notable absentees from Friday’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against AC Milan, it has been confirmed.

Juve published their squad list for the game on their official website, and as expected Maurizio Sarri will have to do without some very important players.

Striker Gonzalo Higuain will miss out due to a muscle injury, so Milan needn’t worry about another old player coming back to haunt them.

Aaron Ramsey and Giorgio Chiellini will also miss out, with the Juventus captain carrying out a personalised recovery given his previous knee ligament injury.

Merih Demiral is also unavailable, as the Turkish international will return no earlier than July after an operation on the cruciate ligament of his knee.

Probable Juventus XI (4-3-3): Buffon; Cuadrado (Danilo), De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Bentancur (Pjanic), Matuidi; Douglas Costa, Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that Pioli will move forward with total confidence in Ante Rebic meaning Leao will therefore be on the bench in a 4-4-1-1 formation.

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