NEWS
Monday March 5 2018
Higuain ready for Tottenham?

Gonzalo Higuain is expected to be in the Juventus squad for their trip to Tottenham Hotspur, but Mario Mandzukic remains in doubt.

The first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 ended 2-2 in Turin, so the Bianconeri must win at Wembley on Wednesday night or have a score draw at 3-3 and above.

Paulo Dybala is certainly back to fitness after two months out with a hamstring injury, as he played 90 minutes against Lazio on Saturday night and scored the winning goal in stoppages.

Higuain did not take part in that match due to an ankle sprain, but he did go through today’s full training session with the rest of his teammates.

It is therefore likely Pipita will be at least in the squad travelling to London, even if he might not necessarily start.

Mandzukic trained separately from the rest of the team today and is a real doubt for the big Champions League game.

Mattia De Sciglio is also struggling, so would be replaced by Stephan Lichtsteiner or Andrea Barzagli at right-back.

Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado are long-term absentees.

If Higuain and Mandzukic are not ready to start, then Juventus are expected to use a 4-3-3 formation against Tottenham with Douglas Costa and Alex Sandro in the trident attack, flanking False 9 Dybala.

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