On Wednesday night, Juventus beat Cagliari 1-0 in the Coppa d'Italia with a team that featured a number of unfamiliar faces. Players like Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio were given some much-needed rest and fans got a chance to see how their replacements would fare over the course of a full game.
Having depth is crucial in the modern game, as teams like Juventus often play multiple games per week, courtesy of the UEFA Champions League. Juventus have been lucky so far when it comes to injuries, but it is still important to know that you have players able to step right in when your star performers go down.
The game against Cagliari was Antonio Conte's first chance to see how his bench players would handle a start against a quality side, and the results were fairly good. The Bianconeri came away with a win and looked dominant in the process, and several players showed the coaches that they can be trusted when called upon.
In this article, we'll take a look at how each player that isn't a regular starter for the team performed in Juventus' win and try to determine whether or not they have what it takes to play in top games should one of the regulars go down.