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Champions League: Juventus Missing Key Players Ahead of Barcelona Clash

Chiellini, Howedes, Khedira, Marchisio, Mandzukic, and Cuadrado

Genoa CFC v Juventus - Serie A Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Juventus will have to travel to Camp Nou with six players missing in their UEFA Champions League meeting with FC Barcelona: Giorgio Chiellini, Benedikt Howedes, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Mario Mandzukic, and Juan Cuadrado.

The first five are injured, while the other is suspended. Max Allegri’s men will try to stave off a rampaging Barcelona from avenging last season’s elimination at the hands of the bianconeri.

Juve have a deep enough squad to still pose quite the challenge, however. The likes of Douglas Costa and Blaise Matuidi will likely occupy some of those vacated spaces, alongside established stars like Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, and Gianluigi Buffon.

Barça will be without Rafinha, who has been out with a long-term injury. Sergi Roberto should be back to full fitness, however.

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