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Champions League squad confirmed, Chiellini injured

September 1, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Juventus have confirmed their initial 23-man Champions League squad, however there was bad news from Italy training camp where Giorgio Chiellini’s injury was confirmed.

With the mercato closed until the winter break, the Bianconeri have finalised their squad for the season ahead and published the 23-man squad list for the new Champions League campaign.

Despite suggestions otherwise, Kwadwo Asamoah has been included in the list, while Marko Pjaca has been dropped, largely due to his injury and recover time. Stephan Lichtsteiner has been omitted from the list once again leading to the suggestion that Mattia De Sciglio and Benedikt Howedes will be entrusted with the right-back role.

Bad news came from the Italy training camp earlier today where it was confirmed that Giorgio Chiellini had suffered a calf injury which will have a serious impact on the upcoming Juventus fixtures. Chiellini is expected to miss both World Cup qualifiers for Italy and is a major doubt for the Champions League opener against Barcelona.

A statement on the clubs official site confirmed the news:

“To begin with, there is news that concerns Giorgio Chiellini, who is on his way back from Coverciano. The player reported, during training today, muscular discomfort in his right calf and left the national team’s camp after a first round of clinical and diagnostic tests.”

Champions League squad list in full:

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    Peter September 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Why is Lichtsteiner missing again?!

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      BartWos September 1, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Maybe because Allegri is a loser idiot?

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        Travis Gallardo September 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm

        I’d tend to agree with that.

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          BartWos September 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm

          Well, because two defeats of the CL in three years isn’t a failure. ‘Cause he has winner’s mentality. Sad.

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      ho Hi September 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      After group stage is over,Asa is gone. Licht in.

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    thegutterpoet September 2, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Howedes can play (CB)RB and also LB, yet I assume Allegri has more faith in Asamoah’s value – who could also appear in the LM slot, and also through the middle in central midfield and has made an interesting step in choosing De Sciglio’s versatility over the still striong engine and huge wealth of experience of Stephan.

    I do not like the decision as feel experience is undervalued and presently we have seen nothing of De Sciglio. Yet Max hedges his bets, as always…and he is the boss so I will place my faith in his decisions.

    No surprise on Pjaca, who I assumed would not be near match sharp until the new year. Still training separately from the first team squad.

    As expected…Max wants the most options not just for the 4-2-3-1 but for various other tactical possibilities. And this squad gives him the most options.

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    Samuel A. Olukolu September 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I just need to ķnow whats happening to the youth team players…..Very soon, most clubs will be forced to look inwards