Juventus’ Champions League status is simple and within their own hands. Win this game and Juve wins the group. Even though Sevilla dropping points could see us through as well, giving Dinamo Zagreb their first points of their Champions League campaign would be unacceptable with their recent struggles. This team has a lot to prove, and they started this off well with a statement win against Atalanta. They will be looking to follow it up just as well against Zagreb.
With the benefit of hindsight, I think it’s fair to say that it was a poor decision to leave Stephan Lichtsteiner off of the Champions League group stage squad. (Yes, I remembered to take him off the survey.) It was a move that was heavily criticized on this blog, and it looks to be confirming what most readers were scared of; the tactical flexibility lost if Dani Alves were to go down with injury or be suspended. Well, it happened, and if anything, it will make for interesting survey results. Will you revert to a 3-5-2 and have Juan Cuadrado at wingback? Push Cuadrado to fullback in a four at the back formation? Maybe even play Mario Lemina or Stefano Sturaro at right fullback? They both have played there — although very briefly — in the past before joining Juventus. The other injuries include Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Marko Pjaca, and Paulo Dybala.
After this game, Juve’s next fixture will be on Sunday against Torino.
All things considered, who would you like to see start on Wednesday? 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.
(Apologies for the lack of survey coverage lately, school is hard and unfortunately takes up a lot of time.)