Missing Players and team news:
Juventus top scorer and Capocannoniere leader Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a thigh injury last week so sat out the loss to Atalanta, with the rare prospect of the evergreen striker missing back-to-back matches a very real prospect on Wednesday. Meanwhile, winger Federico Bernardeschi is expected to remain absent with COVID-19 and both Weston McKennie – who picked up a back injury on Sunday – and Federico Chiesa (taken off with a thigh problem) are in doubt. Dejan Kulusevski is therefore expected to come in for Chiesa on the left of Andrea Pirlo’s flexible 4-4-2, with the versatile Danilo set to start at full-back after getting over a toe injury. In Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata would again start up front. Influential Parma midfielder Juraj Kucka suffered a thigh strain, having scored in a losing cause last time out, and may not be ready to start in Turin, while Riccardo Gagliolo (calf), Roberto Inglese (ankle), Simone Iacoponi (knee) and Wylan Cyprien (tendon tear) are among those certainly unavailable to Roberto D’Aversa. Both Milan loanee Andrea Conti and Brazilian midfielder Hernani are struggling to make the squad too, as D’Aversa is expected to once again turn to veteran striker Graziano Pelle to lead the line – with Andreas Cornelius (one goal in 22 games) dropping out. Former Roma star Gervinho could come in for Kucka.