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January 29, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 32277‎
 
Arturo Vidal 90+2′
90+3′ Sergio Floccari
 

Lazio-Juventus Preview: Conte seeks goals in bid to overturn the Biancocelesti's slender advantage

The Bianconeri must score in the Stadio Olimpico if they are to stand any chance of progressing to their 15th Coppa Italia final after a 1-1 first-leg draw

By Max Bentley

Mauricio Isla, Michael Ciani - Juventus-Lazio
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

LAZIO

Marchetti
Cavanda, Biava, Ciani, Radu
Candreva, Ledesma, Cana, Hernanes, Mauri
Floccari


JUVENTUS


Storari
Caceres, Barzagli, Bonucci
Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Giaccherini
Marchisio
Giovinco, Quagliarella


Stefano Mauri's late equaliser at the Juventus Stadium gave Lazio a vital away goal ahead of the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final.

Aware that they must score, Juventus will most likely start with two strikers. Fabio Quagliarella could retain his starting berth up front after scoring in the 1-1 draw with Genoa at the weekend, while Sebastian Giovinco is pushing for a start having been left on the bench in the previous match and he could replace Mirko Vucinic.

Andrea Pirlo should return to training later this week but the 33-year-old is ruled out of Tuesday's contest against the Biancocelesti. With Kwadwo Asamoah on international duty with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations, Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba and Claudio Marchisio are expected to continue in central midfield. Emanuele Giaccherini could replace Paolo De Ceglie on the left wing. 

Lazio's top goalscorer Miroslav Klose is still sidelined through a muscular injury, meaning that Sergio Floccari should continue up front, although Czech Republic forward Libor Kozak could start.

Lazio are likely to employ a four-man defence, with Luis Pedro Cavanda and Stefan Radu poised to start in the wing-back positions. Michael Ciani and Andre Dias are vying for the chance to partner Giuseppe Biava in central defence whilst Antonio Candreva is expected to return to the XI, having missed the first leg.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Lazio have failed to beat Juventus in their last nine meetings, losing six. Their last triumph over the Bianconeri came back in April 2009 when goals from Mauro Zarate and Aleksandar Kolarov gave the Biancocelesti a 2-1 Coppa Italia victory.
  • Juventus are searching for a record tenth Coppa Italia title. Only Roma have lifted the trophy as many times as the Old Lady.
  • Lazio have lifted the Coppa Italia on five occasions, most recently in 2009 under the stewardship of Delio Rossi.
  • Antonio Conte has appeared in a Coppa Italia final on three occasions as a player, winning the trophy as part of the 1995 Juventus side.
  • Lazio's 1-0 loss to Chievo on Saturday was their first defeat in 17 matches. 
  • Lazio faced Juventus in the 2004 Coppa Italia final where they secured a 4-2 aggregate win over two legs.


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Last Five Matches
Lazio
Apr 19, 2014Lazio 3 - Torino 3SR-A
Apr 13, 2014Napoli 4 - Lazio 2SR-A
Apr 6, 2014Lazio 2 - Sampdoria 0SR-A
Mar 30, 2014Lazio 3 - Parma 2SR-A
Mar 26, 2014Genoa 2 - Lazio 0SR-A
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
22Federico MarchettiGoalkeeper
2Michael CianiDefender
20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
29Abdoulay KonkoDefender
3Andrè DiasDefender
26Stefan RaduDefender
6Stefano MauriMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
-HernanesMidfielder
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
11Miroslav KloseStriker
53Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
27Libor KozákStriker
19Senad LulicMidfielder
27Lorik CanaMidfielder
32Cristian BrocchiMidfielder
39Luis CavandaDefender
6Luciano ZauriDefender
30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
87Antonio CandrevaMidfielder
99Sergio FloccariStriker
33Marius StankeviciusDefender
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
13Federico PelusoDefender
33Mauricio IslaDefender
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
8Luca MarroneMidfielder
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
4Martín CáceresDefender
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
32Alessandro MatriStriker
34RubinhoGoalkeeper
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
Probable Lineups
Federico Marchetti 22
Michael Ciani 2
Giuseppe Biava 20
Abdoulay Konko 29
Andrè Dias 3
Stefan Radu 26
Stefano Mauri 6
Cristian Ledesma 24
Hernanes 0
Alvaro Gonzalez 15
Miroslav Klose 11
Marco Storari 30
Andrea Barzagli 15
Leonardo Bonucci 19
Federico Peluso 13
Mauricio Isla 33
Arturo Vidal 23
Luca Marrone 8
Simone Padoin 20
Emanuele Giaccherini 23
Mirko Vučinić 9
Sebastian Giovinco 12
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Felice Evacuo Felice Evacuo
Striker
3 1
Gervinho Gervinho
Striker
Roma
3 0
José Callejón José Callejón
Striker
Napoli
3 0
Marco Sansovini Marco Sansovini
Striker
Novara
3 0
Osariemen Ebagua Osariemen Ebagua
Striker
Spezia
3 0