Juventus could be without up to six key players for their clash with Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Serie A champions dominated Jose Mourinho’s team at Old Trafford, controlling the game and comfortably winning 1-0.
But Juventus are at risk of having an even greater number of key players unavailable. Both Giorgio Chiellini and Miralem Pjanic, who were excellent at Old Trafford, are small doubts but players like Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi, Blaise Matuidi and Joao Cancelo have injuries which are likely to keep them out of Wednesday’s game in Turin.
Allegri has to deal with the first crisis of the season: up to 6 players possibly out for Juventus v United:
Chiellini and Pjanic should recover
Mandzukic 70% chance
Bernardeschi in strong doubt
Matuidi 50% chance
Douglas Costa 30%
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“Douglas Costa underwent physiotherapy treatments for a muscular problem in his left adductors, and also Blaise Matuidi for a bruise sustained on his right hip yesterday,” a club statement said.
“Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Bernardeschi continued their personalised programmes, whilst Mario Mandzukic, who was absent yesterday due to the recurrence of an ankle problem also partially trained with the team.”