Carlos Tevez out of Coppa Italia second leg tie

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Juventus forward Carlos Tevez will have to sit out tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Fiorentina.

The Argentina international has picked up a thigh injury and will not be risked, possibly with an eye towards next week’s Champions League quarter-final against Monaco.

A Juventus statement explained that Tevez had left Florence on Tuesday due to “discomfort felt from flexor muscle fatigue in his right thigh”.

Juventus were already facing a tough task after a Mohamed Salah double earned Fiorentina a 2-1 victory in the first leg in Turin.

And Massimiliano Allegri’s men will find mounting a comeback in Florence even more difficult without Tevez, who has performed brilliantly for the runaway Serie A leaders this season.

The 31-year-old has scored 17 goals in 27 league appearances and is the top scorer in the league.