Another day, another win in Serie A. That's seven straight on the trot and Juve's starting to establish themselves as the team But that's not what's on the forefront right now. Juventus have arrived in Turkey with one thing in mind — advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Antonio Conte is ready. Juventus is ready.
(I'll just assume that they are.)
The full list of players who have traveled to Istanbul is as follows:
Antonio Conte has confirmed a 25-man squad for Tuesday's Champions League Group B fixture against Galatasaray in Istanbul.
The full list of players travelling to Istanbul is as follows:
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As you can see from the list of call-ups, Conte basically brought everybody who is eligible with him to Istanbul. As we know, there's no chance of Andrea Pirlo playing due to his knee injury. (It's not because he's hanging out with a bunch of new Jeeps, either, guys.)
We know that status of Pirlo, but what's the status of Mirko Vucinic? Could Vucinic, who had to come off injured in the first half of Juve's 2-0 win over Bologna on Friday night, and his health status play a part in how Conte lines things up against Galatasaray?
We'll see. It's certainly something to keep track of the next 48 hours.
Oh, one more thing: Fernando Llorente has a message for all of you as he settles into his hotel in Turkey.
#BuenasNoches #Buonanotte #GalatasarayJuve #Istanbul #vamooos! #ForzaJuve— fernando llorente (@llorentefer19) December 8, 2013