Juventus have beaten Napoli in a Europa League quarter-final, and are set to host their first Champions League quarter final since 2008.
A win against a team with less experience, with a new coach in Giuseppe Marotta, and a weakened team that is without its captain and leading scorer would mean Juventus would be in the final four of the competition.
Coach Marotta’s first-choice starting XI was unchanged, with Andrea Pirlo and Sergio Aguero starting, while Paulo Dybala, Marco Callejon and Simone Inzaghi also featured.
“I have to be honest, we have no idea what we have to do.
We haven’t played very well, with just two goals in our last two games.
The game against Napoli was difficult,” Marotta said.
“We didn’t do well, especially in our first game.
We have to give ourselves a lot of credit for the victory and the way we have played.”
Despite the loss, Juventus still hold a slim advantage over Napoli, who had the better of the first half but failed to score after half-time.
The home side are now 10 points adrift of Napoli with three games remaining.
The first leg begins on Sunday, with Juventus playing their home games away to Udinese and Udinese to face Napoli on Monday and Tuesday.
Mariano Ventura (left) and Alessandro Del Piero in action in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final against Napolii. (AP)