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Napoli vs. Juventus, Coppa Italia lineups, match discussion, and one for all the marbles

A spot in the Coppa Italia final is on the line, with Napoli having some catching up to do.

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Napoli are not in the best position in the Coppa Italia right now, trailing Juventus by a 3-1 aggregate score coming into the second leg. Not everything is bad, though — that one away goal could be big, because if Napoli can hold Juventus scoreless that will be a big big advantage for the partenopei — provided, of course, they can score a couple goals of their own.

To that end, Napoli are starting Arkadiusz Milik up top, after the match between these two teams saw Napoli struggle to score in part because of a lack of physical presence up top. Hopefully he can be the solution they needed to get the job done, because Napoli could really, really use the boost from a win and a spot in the Coppa Italia final.

There’s a handful of other changes to the lineup in this match — Vlad Chiriches starts in central defense after Raul Albiol got a bit roughed up at the weekend, as well as Faouzi Ghoulam after Ivan Strinic reportedly took a knock on Sunday. Piotr Zielisnki and Amadou Diawara step into midfield to give Napoli a bit more of an aggressive edge going forward, and hopefully with how Juventus are set up that will be enough to break the Serie A leaders down.

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Chiriches, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Zielinski, Diawara, Hamsik; Callejon, Milik, Insigne

Juventus: Neto; Alves, Benatia, Bonucci, Sandro; Khedira, Sturaro; Cuadrado, Dybala, Rincon; Higuain

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