Juventus trains in Vinovo after saying 'NO" to Barca's offer to train in Camp Nuo, see full squad list of both teams
PAULO DYBALA has reportedly told Lionel Messi he will ensure Juventus stop Real Madrid winning the Champions League if Barcelona are dumped out.
And Dybala, who has been pursued ahead of the summer by both Barca and Madrid, wants to keep Lionel Messi happy.
The promise has been made so their relationship is not affected on a personal level by tonight’s Champions League outcome.
In the meantime, Juventus are working out at their Vinovo training ground, having passed up on the opportunity to train at the Camp Nou this evening. The Italians will be taking a 3.00pm CET flight westwards and have scheduled a ‘walkaround’ in the Barça stadium for around 7.00pm CET, before which manager Allegri and former FCB and now bianconeri defender Dani Alves will be speaking to the press.
Luis Enrique has named his squad for the Champions League showdown against Juventus on Wednesday night at 8.45pm CET, with the big news being the welcome return from calf issues of Javier Mascherano. On the down-side, Arda Turan, Rafinha and Aleix Vidal are all still out through injury.
With no players suspended for tonight’s encounter, in which a comeback akin to the famous 6-1 turnaround against PSG is required in order to progress to the last four, the only unforced absentees are Jeremy Mathieu and Jordi Masip, with Carles Aleñá of the B team also getting a call-up for duty this evening.
The full squad is therefore as follows:
Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, A. Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Cillessen, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Umtiti and Aleñá (28).
Buffon; Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Dani Alves; Pjanić, Khedira, Cuadrado; Higuaín, Dybala, Mandžukić.