Tuesday December 19 2017
‘Buffon out for Roma’

It’s “almost impossible” for Gianluigi Buffon to face Roma on Saturday, admits Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri.

The goalkeeper has missed the last three matches with a muscular problem, and hasn’t been called-up for tomorrow’s Coppa Italia match with Genoa.

“We’re evaluating [Juan] Cuadrado day-by-day,” Allegri explained in his pre-match Press conference.

“Buffon definitely won’t train this week and it’s difficult - almost impossible - for him to be available for Roma.

“[Giorgio] Chiellini is available, he’s trained well so he could play tomorrow. I need to decide whether to play him or [Andrea] Barzagli.

“[Stephan] Lichtsteiner is back, he’s available, and I think he’ll play tomorrow.

“Could Carlo Pinsoglio play tomorrow? No, [Wojciech] Szczesny will play.”

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