Tuesday September 24 2019
Probable line-ups: Brescia-Juve

Paulo Dybala is set to get the nod over Gonzalo Higuain in a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Juventus attack against Mario Balotelli’s Brescia this evening.

Ronaldo has been left out of Juve’s squad with a thigh strain, while Higuain had been suffering from a nosebleed.

That should open the door for Dybala to play through the middle of a front three with Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi.

Elsewhere, Wojciech Szczesny and Matthijs de Ligt are expected to replace Gianluigi Buffon and Merih Demiral.

Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Rodrigo Bentancur will all miss out as Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic are ready to take to the middle of the park.

Brescia, meanwhile, are set to hand a long-awaited debut to Balotelli, who has served his four-match ban.

The Italy striker will play his first Serie A game in three years and should partner last season’s Serie B top goalscorer Alfredo Donnarumma up top.

Brescia (probable): Joronen; Sabelli, Cistana, Chancellor, Mateju; Romulo, Tonali, Bisoli; Spalek; Donnarumma, Balotelli

Juventus (probable): Szczesny; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Dybala, Bernardeschi