Will the record 14-times winners of this competition Juventus avoid their earliest Coppa Italia exit since 2007?
La Vecchia Signora have featured in seven of the last eight Coppa finals, winning in five of them, although they were beaten in extra time by Inter last May.
This season, after a horrendous start, Massimiliano Allegri’s side then won eight successive Serie A matches, conceding a grand total of zero goals in those outings.
However, I Bianconeri came crashing right back down to earth on Friday night, conceding 5+ in a league match for the first time since 1993.
Juve were demolished 5-1 by run-away league-leaders Napoli at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, on a truly sobering night for the away side.
This saw the Old Lady slip down to third, ten points below I Partenopei.
Here, will Juventus get back on track and avoid another embarssement?
Monza meantime are competing in Italy’s top-flight for the first time in their 110 year history this season.
I Biancorossi’s first-ever Serie A win came on 18 September, with Christian Gytkjær the scorer as they defeated, of all teams, Juventus 1-0 at Stadio Brianteo.
That was Raffaele Palladino’s first game as manager and, under him, Monza have won six of 12 matches, so sit 12th.
This includes Saturday’s 3-2 victory at Cremonese, in which an opener from Patrick Ciurria, followed by a brace from Gianluca Caprari, had them 3-0 up, only to almost throw it away late on.
In the Coppa, I Brianzoli have so far beaten Frosinone and Udinese, thereby reaching the last 16 for the first time since 1971.
So, can Monza cause a massive upset, or will Juventus get back to winning ways at Allianz Stadium?
Whoever does prevail will travel to Lazio or Bologna in next month’s quarter-finals.