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Tuesday January 22 2013
Coppa line-ups: Juventus-Lazio

Juventus have a completely new front line for tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final against Lazio, who look to Sergio Floccari and Hernanes.

These two sides are currently battling for the top of the Serie A table as well as a place in the Coppa Final, but go head-to-head in Turin at 19.45 GMT.

This is the first leg of the semi-final and the decider is in Rome on January 29. This means that away goals do count at this stage of the competition.

Andrea Pirlo, Giorgio Chiellini, Nicklas Bendtner, Simone Pepe, Kwadwo Asamoah and the suspended Fabio Quagliarella are unavailable for Juve.

Claudio Marchisio returns, but Mirko Vucinic is nursing an ankle injury, so Alessandro Matri is the lone striker with support from Emanuele Giaccherini and Marchisio.

Under-21 international Luca Marrone is given a rare opportunity to start, but it looks as if he will be in his traditional midfield role rather than at centre-back. Instead, Federico Peluso joins the back three. This is only provisional, as both versatile figures can play in defence or midfield.

Arturo Vidal was expected to rest due to a recurring ankle problem, but he starts.

Lazio must do without Miroslav Klose, Abdoullay Konko, Ederson and the banned Andre Dias, but again experiment with Lorik Cana in a three-man defence.

Floccari has found the net in his last two games, so he leads the way with Hernanes pulling the midfield strings.

Juventus: Storari; Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso; Isla, Vidal, Marrone, Pogba, Giaccherini; Marchisio; Matri

Lazio:Marchetti; Biava, Cana, Ciani; Cavanda, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic; Mauri; Floccari

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