Bad news for Juventus, key player out against Barcelona

Bad news for Juventus as the Old Lady will be forced to play without Giorgio Chiellini in tonight’s Champions League clash against Barcelona.

According to a report of Ilbianconero, the 33-year-old picked up a thigh strain during this morning’s training in Vinovo, therefore he will be forced to skip the upcoming Champions League clash against the La Liga giants.

Chiellini is regarded as the real defensive leader of Juventus’ back-line given that Leonardo Bonucci left Turin to join AC Milan last summer.

This news come as a huge blow for the bianconeri who will probably replace the experienced centre-back with Medhi Benatia. Andrea Barzagli is still expected to start tonight’s Allianz Stadium clash with Daniele Rugani who should start in bench.

Federico Bernardeschi has also been ruled out for tonight’s clash for Juve, whilst Barcelona will have to do without injured Javier Mascherano and Sergi Roberto.

20.45 is the kick-off time in Turin, our reporter at the Allianz Stadium Lorenzo Bettoni will provide you the latest updates ahead of the game and during the match.