NEWS
Friday June 26 2020
Line-ups: Juventus-Lecce

Juventus go with Miralem Pjanic, Federico Bernardeschi and Blaise Matuidi at left-back against a depleted Lecce in Serie A this evening.

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No recognised left-backs available forces Matuidi into the role as a makeshift, while Adrien Rabiot fills in for him on the left of central midfield.

Pjanic starts alongside Rabiot and Rodrigo Bentancur, amidst speculation of an imminent transfer to Barcelona.

Up top, Bernardeschi continues at the expense of Douglas Costa on the right wing, with Paulo Dybala through the middle and Cristiano Ronaldo on the left.

Lecce, meanwhile, are missing several squad members, including Diego Farias, Alessandro Deiola, Cristian Dell’Orco and Gianluca Lapadula.

Khouma Babacar was in line to start for the Salentini, but the striker suffered a knee sprain in the warmup.

Tonight’s visitors held Juve to a credible 1-1 draw when the two sides last met in October, even if that seems like a long shot this time around.

Juventus: Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Matuidi; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo

Subs: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Wesley, Ramsey, Muratore, Douglas Costa, Higuain, Olivieri

Lecce: Gabriel; Donati, Lucioni, Paz; Rispoli, Tachtsidis, Shakhov, Mancosu, Vera; Falco, Petriccione

Subs: Vigorito, Chironi, Radicchio, Rossettini, Monterisi, Meccariello, Saponara, Calderoni, Colella, Maselli, Rimoli, Barak

Referee: Piccinini

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