Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi, Joao Cancelo and Blaise Matuidi could miss Manchester United clash

by Leo Nieboer

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.

Man United head into the game with Romelu Lukaku as a doubt, while Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot and Marouane Fellaini are all unlikely to play as they continue to recover from injuries.

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.

“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.”

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