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Coppa Italia Semifinal: DFS Showdown picks for Juventus vs. AC Milan today

Il Derby d’Italia as a Coppa Italia semifinal today welcomes football back to Italy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AC Milan at Stadio Artemio Franchi on February 22, 2020 in Florence, Italy. Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Welcome back, Calcio Italia! Today we see Juventus take on AC Milan in a battle of glamour clubs looking to reach the Coppa Italia Final. The first leg of this series was a 1-1 draw in the San Siro, so Milan will need to score at least once to advance because of the away goal rule.

And of course DraftKings has plenty of ways to have some action on tomorrow’s match, including via DFS Showdown for the return match, which is between the two Derby of Italy clubs.

Here are our DFS picks for Il Derby d’Italia today:

Captain’s Pick

Cristiano Ronaldo ($19,200)

Is it fun spending almost 40% of your salary cap on one player? No. But is it necessary here? Likely. CR7 has 21 goals from 16.1 xG, and no other player on la Vecchia Signora has more than seven. He’s by far the most lethal player in the country, he’s rested, and he takes all the penalty kicks. The choice between those that choose the Portuguese as their captain and those that don’t will split the DFS pool in two today. We’re riding with him.

Flex Picks

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ($8,600)

The good news is the midseason transfer from LA Galaxy doesn’t eat up enough of your cap where you can’t fill out a competent roster if you include him. He’s got three goals in seven starts for Il Rossoneri since owning MLS like it was in bankruptcy court. But what makes him special in these spots how he performs. Had four shots and one yellow card in the first leg, which is very #brand.

Aaron Ramsey ($6,400)

With all the firepower on the superstars, you’ve got to find someone that can play well and provide service to Ronaldo. Ramsey has been quality for Juve, but there’s a chance manager Maurizio Sarri puts Sami Khedira in this spot. Check the team sheet before the match, but if he’s there you’ll have someone that can play in one of the best attackers in the world for well under par.

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