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Coppa Italia

  • 30 January 2013
  • • 01:15
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: L. Banti
  • • Attendance: 32277

Lazio win Aggregate 3 - 2

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

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

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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



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


Caceres, Barzagli, Bonucci
Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Giaccherini
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.

  • 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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Available Squads
22Federico MarchettiGoalkeeper
2Michael CianiDefender
20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
29Abdoulay KonkoDefender
3Andrè DiasDefender
26Stefan RaduDefender
6Stefano MauriMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
11Miroslav KloseStriker
1Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
27Libor KozákStriker
19Senad LulicMidfielder
27Lorik CanaMidfielder
32Cristian BrocchiMidfielder
39Luis CavandaDefender
78Luciano ZauriDefender
30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
87Antonio CandrevaMidfielder
99Sergio FloccariStriker
33Marius StankeviciusDefender
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
-Federico PelusoDefender
33Mauricio IslaDefender
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
39Luca 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
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker

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