Tuesday September 3 2019
CL: Juve omit Emre Can & Mandzukic

Juventus have omitted Emre Can, Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini from their squad for the 2019-20 Champions League group stage.

Juve had a selection dilemma on their hands after they failed to trim their squad sufficiently over the summer.

As a result, Emre Can and Mandzukic are the biggest names to have been left out by boss Maurizio Sarri.

Their places are filled by Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain, the latter of whom has fought his way back into contention.

Chiellini is also absent as he begins his recovery from a serious knee injury, having underwent surgery on Tuesday.

However, the trio can still be drafted into the squad for the knockout stages.

There are unsurprisingly no spots for Mattia Perin and Marko Pjaca, but new boys Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Danilo, Adrien Rabiot, Merih Demiral are all in, as is the returning Gianluigi Buffon.

The Bianconeri have been drawn Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group D.

Juve squad for Champions League group stage:

1. Wojciech Szczesny

2. Mattia De Sciglio

4. Matthijs De Ligt

5. Miralem Pjanic

6. Sami Khedira

7. Cristiano Ronaldo

8. Aaron Ramsey

10. Paulo Dybala

11. Douglas Costa

12. Alex Sandro

13. Danilo

14. Blaise Matuidi

16. Juan Cuadrado

19. Leonardo Bonucci

21. Gonzalo Higuain

24. Daniele Rugani

25. Adrien Rabiot

28. Merih Demiral

30. Rodrigo Bentancur

31. Carlo Pinsoglio

33. Federico Bernardeschi

77. Gianluigi Buffon

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