Tuesday October 27 2020
Juve: Bonucci not in group training

Juventus await the result from Cristiano Ronaldo’s decisive swab test and Leonardo Bonucci trained separately from the group.

Coach Andrea Pirlo has defensive problems ahead of the match against Barcelona and reports in Italian media suggest Weston McKennie could be a temporary solution against the Blaugrana in the Champions League.

But Bonucci, who had to leave the pitch against Hellas Verona with muscle problems, couldn’t participate in training with the rest of the group today.

Yesterday, the Old Lady issued a statement revealing the centre-back had no serious muscle injury, but he is still uncertain for the match against the La Liga giants.

Ronaldo waits for the results of his decisive swab test ahead of the possible duel with Lionel Messi at the Allianz Stadium tomorrow.

The Portuguese star, who has been out with coronavirus since the last international break, must test negative on the last test he carried out.

He was not in training with the rest of the team today, as captain Giorgio Chiellini was missing too. Matthijs de Ligt has been training partially with the team, but Pirlo is still waiting for the go ahead from the medical team.