After a boring international break, it’s great to get to see two Juventus games so close to each other. This game should be a good one to watch, and will have pretty important group stage standings implications as well.
After two rounds of Champions League play, Lyon sit third in the group with three points thanks to a 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb and a 1-0 loss to Sevilla. The group is still anyone’s for the taking, with Sevilla and Juve sitting on top with four points. A win here in France could go a long way in ensuring advancement or a top seeding.
Juve are coming in hot off a 2-1 win over Udinese, with Paulo Dybala scoring both the goals from dead-ball situations. Giorgio Chiellini withdrew from the squad with thigh injury, but he should not be out long-term. He won’t be available for Tuesday’s game though. Miralem Pjanic could be back for this game, as he missed Saturday’s game due to illness. Leonardo Bonucci could also be available for selection, after missing Saturday’s game due to personal reasons. Stephan Lichtsteiner is not on the Champions League squad, and Kwadwo Asamoah and Daniele Rugani remain out with injury as well. The rest of the team should be good to go.
Keep in mind that Juventus heads into the San Siro this Saturday to take on Milan.
All things considered, who would you like to see start on Saturday? Vote below! The results will be posted, as well as a few different takes on the lineup, including my own.
Remember, this is not what you expect the lineup to be, this is what you would do or what you would like to see.
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