TURIN – In a few hours Juventus will have a golden opportunity. He could go to more seven on Lazio putting pressure on the Biancocelesti in view of the next championship match. It would already be a mini league escape a few days after the resumption of the championship.
But despite all this, Sarri could apply a substantial turnover because Juve already has three games on his legs in a few days while Lecce has played just one (lost badly against Milan …).
So all Juventus players are in the balance. Including Cristiano Ronaldo (although in the end he will play as always because Sarri does not want any more quarrels with the Portuguese star …).
But the opportunity is greedy because the opponent in turn, Lecce, is back from a heavy internal beating against Milan. But the first leg, which ended in a draw, is a warning that cannot be ignored.
So in the end Sarri should take the field with most of the 'titolarissimi'. So there should be room from the first minute for Szczesny instead of the 'cup goalkeeper' Buffon.
Then Juve should play with a four-man defense with Cuadrado, De Ligt (constantly growing after tiring months), Bonucci and Matuidi.
You read that right, Matuidi. But wasn't he a midfielder? He is a midfielder. But Sarri wants to try it as a left back. According to the former Napoli manager, this could be the turning point of his career. We'll see…
Midfield three with Bentancur, Rabiot and Pjanic (practically one step away from Barcelona but Sarri wants to squeeze it to the last … Then it's up to Arthur).
Trident of wonders with Bernardeschi (promoted after the good performance of Bologna), Dybala and Ronaldo.
So once again Higuain, who is in a really poor physical condition, should start from the bench. Below, the probable formations.
JUVE (4-3-3): Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Matuidi; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo. All .: Maurizio Sarri.
Available: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Wesley, Rugani, Beruatto, Bricklayer, Ramsey, Douglas Costa, Zanimacchia, Higuain, Olivieri.
LECCE (4-3-2-1): Gabriel; Rispoli, Lucioni, Rossettini, Donati; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Mancosu; Falco, Saponara; Babacar. All .: Fabio Liverani.
Available: Vigorito, Radicchio, Vera, Paz, Shakhov, Monterisi, Meccariello, Calderoni, Colella, Maselli, Rimoli, Barak.
REFEREE: Piccinini of Forlì.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano