JUVENTUS (4-2-3-1): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Barzagli, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Douglas Costa, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessié, Locatelli, Bonaventura; Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.
“For us, this is like a World Cup final,” Gattuso said at a news conference. “Juve are a great side, but they’ve got their defects. I hope it’s a great game, and let’s hope we don’t commit the same mistakes we did in the final 15 minutes in Turin.”
“I celebrated because it had been years since Milan won a major trophy,” Gattuso said. “There was such an incredible enthusiasm in the summer and you could sense everybody’s desire to win something.
”It doesn’t take much -- you just need that spark to light a pretty firework. I’ve not needed to motivate my players, they can motivate themselves. We’re playing against a side who have been in two Champions League finals recently. They’ve got a great mentality and great players.
”We’ve got to try everything to achieve something extraordinary. If we succeed in overcoming this very difficult obstacle then we can do something really great.”
Juventus on the other hand, is going for their fourth straight Cup win. They also happen to be one point away from securing another Scudetto. Milan sit in 6th place, but can secure a Europa League group stage spot with a win today.
Milan are the side in need of a win. Not just a win, a statement. This is how they close their season, this will be their message to everyone entering next year. It is imperative they really give everything they have today. Which isn’t to suggest they normally look lax, but they do need to not leave anything on the table. No excuses, no fits on the sideline, just be the harder working team.
It’s experience vs youth today. Sadly, the latter usually falls short. I am not without hope, however. If Milan can stay active and outpace the tired and stretched Juve, we could see something. Defense first I’d expect, so it should be a tight one.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Where: Stadio Olimpico, Italy
Kickoff time: 3:00 p.m. local time in Italy; 2:00 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 9:00 a.m. on the East Coast; 6:45 a.m. on the West Coast
HOW TO WATCH
The match will be broadcast all over the world, with most local carriers of Italian Serie A carrying this match. In the United States, this means that the match will be shown on beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español and streamed on beIN Sports Connect. The match is also available on beIN Sports Connect & beIN Sports en Español in Canada ESPN Caribbean has the match in most of the Caribbean, and in Mexico, the match is available on ESPN Norte. In the Middle East, the match will be shown on beIN Sports 4 HD and streamed on beIN Sports Connect.
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Television: RAI Italia America (United States); RAI Italia America (Canada); BT Sport 2 (United Kingdom); Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Calcio 1, PremiumSport HD (Italy)
Online/Mobile: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, fuboTV (United States); DAZN Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada (Canada); BT Sport Live (United Kingdom); Premium Play, SKY Go Italia (Italy)