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Juventus submit 26-man squad list for Champions League group stage

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Mark Metcalfe

If you wanted to be shocked by who Juventus put on their Champions League squad list for the group stages, maybe you should go back to previous years and see who they were signing checks to. This year, though, won't shock you. It probably won't even make you think somebody got snubbed.

The complete list, courtesy of juventus.com:

Juventus have today submitted a 26-man squad for this season's Champions League group stages to UEFA.

Here is the list in full:

1 Buffon
2 Romulo
3 Chiellini
4 Caceres
5 Ogbonna
6 Pogba
7 Pepe
8 Marchisio
9 Morata
10 Tevez
11 Coman
12 Giovinco
14 Llorente
15 Barzagli
19 Bonucci
20 Padoin
21 Pirlo
22 Asamoah
23 Vidal
26 Lichtsteiner
30 Storari
33 Evra
34 Rubinho
37 Pereyra
38 Mattiello
39 Marrone

Unless you were expecting everybody's favorite outcast, Marco Motta, to be there, it's not like there are any kind of major surprises on the list above. Out of the 26 players named to the squad, there's just one primavera player included in the list, Federico Mattiello. Of course, the 19-year-old's inclusion in actual match day squads will be dependent on who is or isn't healthy in the midfield.

So if you see Mattiello in for say, Andrea Pirlo, on the squad call-ups list (no, not the starting lineup) when Juventus open their Champions League campaign on Sept. 16 against Malmö at Juventus Stadium, then that's what he's there for. Other than that, though, it's just atatus quo. Max Allegri pretty much named who everybody expected him to. How boring.