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Tuesday April 22 2014
Vidal, Tevez ready for Benfica?

Juventus duo Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez are seen as nearing full fitness, but reports are conflicted over their availability for Benfica.

The pair have been recovering from respective minor issues of late and Antonio Conte has already commented that he will only reinsert them into the starting XI when they are back to 100 per cent.

A number of outlets suggest that on from Vidal’s appearance from the bench against Bologna at the weekend and Tevez’s again sitting through as an unused substitute, the pair are nearing full availability, in time for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Benfica.

Tuttosport lead the assessment that Vidal has shaken off discomfort in his knee and Tevez has recovered from his thigh issue sufficiently to see both make the first team this midweek.

However, the Gazzetta dello Sport remain more reserved, writing that there is still a chance of neither South American making even the matchday squad and that if they do, it may be just to sit on the bench.

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