25′ Bentancur is booked for a late lunge on Melegoni near the centre-circle.
23′ Kulusevski has done everything in these opening 25 minutes! The attacker pairs his earlier goal with a superbly, technical volleyed assist to set up Morata!
23′ MORATA! 2-0! Kulusevski cushions a delightful, first-time throughball into the path of Morata who strides into the box before arrowing a low finish across Paleari and into the bottom corner!
22′ Juventus push forward again, but their latest move breaks down as Morata attempts a deft chip to the back post that Czyborra cuts out.
20′ Kulusevski has been at the heart of everything for the hosts so far and Genoa need to figure out how to contain him – the attacker has already managed three shots (including his goal) in the opening 20 minutes.
18′ Kulusevski dances his way into the penalty area, but just as he’s about to hammer a shot at goal, Bani recovers to dive in and clear it away for a corner.
16′ Morata wriggles his way towards the byline, before wastefully hitting a tame shot straight at the near post where Paleari saves.
14′ Brilliant save from Paleari! Kulusevski latches onto a throughball from Arthur and finds himself clean through! However, Paleari races out and closes down the angle well, before instinctively leaping across to tip Kulusevski’s shot away from danger!
12′ The hosts have adapted much quicker to all the lineup changes and they’ve dominated so far. Right now, Genoa need to try and just keep it to a one-goal deficit and fight back when they’re settled.
10′ Wesley receives a neat pass from Bentancur, before drilling a low shot comfortably at Paleari.
8′ Kulusevski swings a dangerous free-kick towards the back post, but Demiral can only head it well wide.
6′ Juventus pour forward again with another dangerous move that ends with Morata tumbling under pressure from Dumbravanu! The hosts appeal for a penalty, but after careful consideration, the referee waves play on.
4′ Well, that’s the ideal start for Juventus! In a game where both teams have made wholesale changes it was critical to assert their authority early on.
2′ Chiellini’s pass into Kulusevski was brilliant! The defender had advanced well into the Genoa half and he capitalises by threading a precise throughball into Kulusevski who did the rest!
2′ KULUSEVSKI! 1-0 JUVENTUS! The hosts sweep forward with a flowing move that culminates with Chiellini feeding a glorious pass into Kulusevski, who takes a touch around the defender before calmly slotting it beyond Paleari!
1′ Juventus get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Juventus won the Coppa Italia four times in a row between 2015 and 2018 but since then they’ve been knocked out in the round of 16 and in the final.
Genoa go one further than Juventus and make 10 changes to the team that beat Bologna 2-0 in Serie A.
Juventus dramatically make nine changes to the side that defeated Sassuolo 3-1 last time out as they look to give their key starters a rest.
SUBS: Ivan Radovanovic, Guiseppe Caso, Lukas Zima, Miha Zajc, Milan Badelj, Steeve-Mike Eboa Ebongue, Andrea Masiello, Eldor Shomurodov, Mattia Destro, Federico Marchetti, Darian Males, Domenico Criscito.
GENOA (3-5-2): Alberto Paleari; Mattia Bani, Edoardo Goldaniga, Daniel Dumbravanu; Paolo Ghiglione, Nicolo Rovella, Lukas Lerager, Filippo Melegoni, Lennart Czyborra; Gianluca Scamacca, Marko Pjaca.
SUBS: Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluca Frabotta, Wojciech Szczesny, Hamza Rafia, Carlo Pinsoglio.
JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Merih Demiral, Radu Dragusun, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Bernardeschi; Wesley, Arthur, Rodrigo Bentancur, Manolo Portanova; Dejan Kulusevski, Alvaro Morata.
Genoa, meanwhile, have already battled through two rounds in the competition so far and they’ll be hoping to make it three with an upset today.
Hello and welcome to this Coppa Italia round of 16 fixture between Juventus and Genoa. The hosts enter this tournament seeking to avenge their defeat on penalties against Napoli in last season’s final.