Juve Champions league Ready

Juve had a selection dilemma on their hands after they failed to trim their squad sufficiently over the summer.

As a result, Emre Can and Mandzukic are the biggest names to have been left out by boss Maurizio Sarri.

Their places are filled by Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain, the latter of whom has fought his way back into contention. Chiellini is also absent as he begins his recovery from a serious knee injury, having underwent surgery. However, the trio can still be drafted into the squad for the knockout stages. There are unsurprisingly no spots for Mattia Perin and Marko Pjaca, but new boys Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Danilo, Adrien Rabiot, Merih Demiral are all in, as is the returning Gianluigi Buffon. The Bianconeri have been drawn Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group D.

Juve squad for Champions League group stage:

  1. Wojciech Szczesny
  2. Mattia De Sciglio
  3. Matthijs De Ligt
  4. Miralem Pjanic
  5. Sami Khedira
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo
  7. Aaron Ramsey
  8. Paulo Dybala
  9. Douglas Costa
  10. Alex Sandro
  11. Danilo
  12. Blaise Matuidi
  13. Juan Cuadrado
  14. Leonardo Bonucci
  15. Gonzalo Higuain
  16. Daniele Rugani
  17. Adrien Rabiot
  18. Merih Demiral
  19. Rodrigo Bentancur
  20. Carlo Pinsoglio
  21. Federico Bernardeschi
  22. Gianluigi Buffon

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