Saturday November 16 2013
Barzagli injury update

Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is out of Monday’s Italy-Nigeria and at risk for Livorno after an injury against Germany.

The centre-back limped off after clutching his thigh during last night’s 1-1 international friendly at San Siro.

He was sent back to Turin rather than make the trip to London with the rest of the Azzurri side for Monday night’s game against Nigeria.

“Andrea Barzagli, who left the field towards the end of last night’s Italy v Germany game due to muscular discomfort in his left thigh, has undergone an MRI scan this afternoon in Turin which has revealed a pectineus muscle strain.

“The extent of the injury will be assessed over the coming days,” read a statement from the Juventus website.

It therefore remains to be seen whether he can recover in time for next weekend’s Serie A encounter with Livorno.

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