Wednesday August 14 2019
Juve: De Ligt out, Dybala in

Matthijs de Ligt is out of Juventus’ in-house friendly with a blister, but Danilo, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala all start.

De Ligt joins Cristiano Ronaldo as a late casualty and will therefore watch the clash in the Turinese comune of Villar Perosa from the stands.

Taking his place alongside Leonardo Bonucci is Merih Demiral.

Elsewhere, Danilo is given his debut at right-back and Matuidi features in midfield for what could be his farewell appearance before joining Monaco.

A throwback to the 2017-18 campaign sees Gonzalo Higuain flanked by Douglas Costa and Dybala in a front three.

The match marks the Argentine’s first for the Old Lady since Copa America and the collapse of proposed moves to Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Finally, Coach Maurizio Sarri takes his place in the dugout after a bad bout of flu had cast doubt over his presence.

The friendly, which kicks off at 16:00 BST, is played every summer between the Bianconeri’s first team and Primavera side.

Juventus A: Buffon; Danilo, Demiral, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Costa, Higuain, Dybala

Subs: Pinsoglio, De Sciglio, Cheillini, Roonaldo, Ramsey, Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Emre Can, Rugani, Rabiot, Pellegrini, Bentancur, Bernardeschi

Juventus B: Siano; Bandeira, Anzolin, Ahamada, Spina, Riccio, Francofonte, Tongya, Sene, Moreno, Stoppa

Subs: Garofani, Raina, Leo, Verduci, Brentan, Sekulov, Fiumanò, De Winter, Abou Teher, Da Graca, Lipari

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