Champions League - 2017/18


Pull my finger
Jan 7, 2004


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Nov 24, 2006
Juventus may be missing more players for our CL clash

Juventus' injury woes mount ahead of Tottenham tie with Blaise Matuidi ruled out with thigh injury

Juventus’ injury worries are mounting ahead of the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with Tottenham next week after Blaise Matuidi suffered a thigh injury.

Former Paris-Saint Germain midfielder Matuidi was substituted after only 26 minutes in Juventus’ 7-0 win over Sassuolo.

Head coach Masimilliano Allegri confirmed after the win that a “muscular problem” would rule Matuidi out of the first leg.
Juventus have since confirmed that Matuidi suffered “a mild-medium tear to the flexor muscles in his left thigh.”

A statement added: “The Bianconeri midfielder has already started therapy and further tests will be necessary to better ascertain the extent of his injury.”

However reports in Italy are claiming that Matuidi will be out for around a month, meaning the 30-year-old would face a race to feature in the second leg on March 7.

Juventus are also sweating on the fitness of forward Paulo Dybala and centre-back Benedikt Howedes. Former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado has been ruled out after having surgery on a groin injury.

However Allegri will be able to call on Andrea Barzagli, Sami Khedira, Douglas Costa and Daniele Rugani, all of whom are due to be in training comfortably in time to feature in the Champions League.


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Sep 21, 2005
I see they got their league match moved to Friday night so will have an extra days rest.
Not ideal. Have to probably rotate after the NLD.