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Allegri: Paulo Dybala will play against Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday

Manager’s pre-match press conference

Genoa CFC v Juventus FC - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Juventus take on Dinamo Zagreb tomorrow in the last game of the group phase of the Champions League. Manager Massimiliano Allegri spoke to the media in his pre-match press conference earlier today.

"It seems like a formality, but you have still got to go out there and win the games.

"It's important that we conclude the group stage in the best way possible.

"Finishing first or second changes little because it comes down to the draw and if you want to go all the way, you have to face the best teams anyway so let's just think about tomorrow's game for now."

Allegri mentioned that Paulo Dybala has been training again and could get some time on the pitch tomorrow -

“Dybala will certainly play some of the second half. I have let him return gradually from his injury, but Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain will start.

“Everyone is fine. If I decide to play four at the back, then Stefano Sturaro will be the full-back, otherwise it’ll be three. It’s unlikely Giorgio Chiellini will play. He was out for a long time, so it’s only right to let him recover at his own pace.

“Alex Sandro and Sami Khedira will rest, so Patrice Evra and Mario Lemina will start. Marko Pjaca is recovering, but we won’t see him again in 2016.”

When it was mentioned that with the number of big clubs struggling in the other groups if it would be better for Juve to finish second in the group behind Sevilla, he seemed irritated.

“It makes me laugh because for months we got criticised for not starting the group well, because it was so important to finish top of the group and get advantages, now you’re asking us if we’d be better off finishing second. You’re ridiculous!

“The important thing tomorrow is to start aggressive and get the game on track quickly, because it’s not easy when the opposition puts 10 men behind the ball.”