Image: Cristiano Ronaldo missing from Juventus’s final friendly ahead of Serie A opening weekend

August 19, 2021 - 4:48 pm

Juventus have confirmed their starting line-up and substitutes for tonight’s friendly against our Under-23 side, but there is no space for Cristiano Ronaldo nor new signing Manuel Locatelli.

I wouldn’t overthink CR7’s exclusion, with around 72 hours until our opening league match of the campaign, and I feel like today’s friendly could be more about showing off our new kit as much as anything else to be honest.

Ranocchia and Fagioli both find their names in the senior squad which I find interesting, while the Old Lady start with the defensive pairing of De Ligt and Bonucci for the second match running.

It will certainly be interesting to see which players are taken off at half-time, as I imagine the manager will want his starting line-up relatively fresh for our opening league match come Sunday.

Will you be tuning in for tonight’s friendly?


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    martinn August 19, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    pleeeeease let him be moving last minute….

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    martinn August 19, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    propbably thinks he`s `too good` to wear the shirt, or threw a tantrum and said “i dare you to play without ME!”.
    ANYWAY yes this is the team i`d like to see. very interested to see how the team gels, and if not well there`s plenty of time to get chemistry.

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    martinn August 19, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    * if not 100% *

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    martinn August 19, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    disappointed he`s missing…but i gues Locatelli needs time to get last-minute instruction/bit more practice for sunday?