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      21.05.2016 12:30 - in: Coppa Italia S

      Key cup final duels

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      Juventus.com presents three all-important duels in attack, midfield and defence ahead of tonight's Coppa Italia final against Milan

      As the Bianconeri and Rossoneri prepare to lock horns in tonight's keenly anticipated Coppa Italia final, Juventus.com has identified six players who may just hold the keys to victory on the night.

      Contributions, of course, could come from anywhere on the park in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, but there are certain players with especially impressive season statistics worthy of attention ahead of the big occasion.

      Given that contrasting goalkeepers is no easy task, the six men selected are all outfield players and, most crucially of all, fit and available for tonight's end-of-season showdown in the Eternal City.

      Without further ado, let the battles commence...

      Andrea Barzagli & Alessio Romagnoli

      Given the 14-year age difference between the two defenders, this could easily be built up as a battle between experience and exuberance, but Andrea Barzagli arguably still counts the latter among his qualities, such have been the all-action, rock-solid displays of The Wall this term.

      Alessio Romagnoli, meanwhile, has impressed in his maiden season in Milan colours since switching last summer from Roma. The 21-year-old can also play the ball out from the back ala Leo Bonucci, making him a crucial lynchpin in the Rossoneri backline.

      Paul Pogba & Giacomo Bonaventura

      Paul Pogba and Giacomo Bonaventura enter this match knowing that, whatever happens, they have each enjoyed their best ever seasons on a personal level for combined number of goals and assists.

      Pogba has, of course, emerged on the winning side in both Serie A matches against Milan this term, netting in April's win at the San Siro, and will be keen to keep that trend going in tonight's clash.

      Bonaventura, meanwhile, will be eager to post his first key contribution against the Bianconeri since providing an assist in a 4-1 defeat whilst playing for Atalanta in December 2013.

      Paulo Dybala & Carlos Bacca

      Any striker to hit the 20-goal mark in a single season has to be taken seriously and, without doubt, the backlines of Milan and Juventus will have done their homework on Paulo Dybala and Carlos Bacca respectively.

      Whilst the Bianconeri's Argentina hotshot has broken his personal record for the number of goals in a single season, Colombia international Bacca has led the line with aplomb for Milan and made a highly positive impression in his maiden campaign on Italian soil.

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