NEWS
Saturday February 24 2018
Higuain out of Juve-Atalanta

Gonzalo Higuain, Sami Khedira and Federico Bernardeschi are out of the Juventus squad to face Atalanta, but Blaise Matuidi and Mario Mandzukic return.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri are forced to do without Higuain, who sprained his ankle in the 1-0 victory over Torino last week, and Bernardeschi, who hurt his knee in the same match and will be out for at least three weeks.

Coach Max Allegri said today that if conservative treatment hasn’t resolved the issue by then, Bernardeschi could require surgery.

Mandzukic missed the Torino game with flu and returns with Matuidi and Benedikt Howedes.

Khedira is out along with long-term absentee Juan Cuadrado and full-back Mattia De Sciglio, who has a muscular issue.

Juventus squad for Atalanta: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Szczesny; Chiellini, Benatia, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Howedes, Rugani, Lichtsteiner; Pjanic, Marchisio, Matuidi, Asamoah, Sturaro, Bentancur; Dybala, Douglas Costa, Mandzukic

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