Juventus coach Max Allegri has hinted both Stefano Sturaro and Andrea Barzagli could be in the starting XI when Juventus face Palermo tomorrow.

“Tomorrow could be the game for Barzagli,” Allegri told reporters in his pre-match Press conference.

“Just the fact that he’s come back, and has been able to savour the pitch, the stadium and the emotions of the game is important, so hopefully tomorrow will be the game. Barzagli is definitely better, so tomorrow he could face Palermo.

“That said, virtually nothing is decided until I see training today. The important thing is that they’re all in good condition, because Palermo certainly won’t be an easy game.

“In midfield I have four players: Sturaro, Marchisio, Vidal and Pereyra. I don’t have many.

“As for Pirlo, we’re monitoring him day-by-day, and we hope we’ll have him available for Dortmund, because he’d be important to have back.

“Sturaro can fill Marchisio’s role in front of the defence, or can play where Pogba does. He definitely has different characteristics, but he’s a lad who has integrated well, is training well and could be ready to play tomorrow.

“If a Juventus player cannot play a game in any one of Serie A, the Champions League or the Coppa Italia, then he cannot remain a Juventus player.

“All the players I have, are capable of playing any game. Then I make choices, one plays or the other plays, but all of them can help us with their qualities.”

Allegri turned his attention to the Champions League when asked whether he was  nervous ahead of Juve’s game against Dortmund next week.

“Scared? Why would I have to be scared?” Allegri responded.

“What, because of all those goals? If our game against Dortmund has a lot of goals, maybe it will be 3-2, or with some number of goals that would see us reach the Quarter Finals.

“All games are not the same. It’s normal for there to be more goals in Europe, because the level is higher technically, and I think to reach the Last 8, with two big teams like Juventus and Borussia, we must be very good.

“But like I’ve said, we’ll think about that after the Palermo game.”