here is bad news for Juventus with defensive stalwart Giorgio Chiellini likely to miss the Champions League game against Barcelona.After suffering an injury whilst with the Azzurri, the 33-year-old is in a race against time to make the squad.
Chiellini already missed matches for the Italian national team against Spain and Israel in qualifying for the World Cup, and despite Juve suggesting that the injury is not serious, La Gazzeta dello Sport note that he could also be ruled out of the Serie A game against Chievo on September 9.
Medhi Benatia, Andrea Barzagli and Benedikt Howedes are the candidates to play in his position.
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For Allegri it is essential to have Chiellini at the Camp Nou, since in the last edition of the Champions League the player scored against Barcelona in the quarterfinals and was defensively excellent in both legs.
Juve’s physical coaches will therefore try to achieve a miracle with the training sessions in Turin centered on sitting and regaining balance, gradually accelerating the process depending on his progress.
If there’s any risk whatsoever of Chiellini not being fully fit, then he will not play.