March 01, 2018

 Ahead of the next week thriller, Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is a doubt for Champions League last-16 second-leg against Tottenham after suffering an ankle injury.

The Argentine forward who has bagged 14 league and 4 UEFA Champions League Goals for Juventus this Season, sprained his ankle in last week's win against Torino. He only lasted 15minutes of Play before being substituted by Bernardeschi. He had been left out of Max Allegri's squad for the Italian Cup second-leg clash against Atalanta yesterday.

This has also led to speculation that the 30-year-old prolific Striker, who beat Lloris twice against Spurs in the first-leg, may not be fit in time for next week's trip to Wembley.
In the other report, Juventus have been boosted by the availability of Paulo Dybala and Sami Khedira.

Juventus Coach, Allegri earlier said; "The Italian Cup for us is a big goal, first of all because in the modern era there has not been a team that has won the Cup four years in a row and this year we along with PSG and Barcelona have the chance,"
"Dybala needs minutes, there's no doubt. Paulo will be in the match either from the start or as a sub and then Saturday's match will give him more minutes.
"He's much better overall, has had good training sessions and we need him on the field."
He added: "We'll have to respond quickly to think about Lazio [on Saturday] but tomorrow our goal is, of course, to reach the final.
"It won't be easy because Atalanta is a tough team looking to bounce back from their unfortunate European exit and they have a great chance to get to a final that doesn't happen often for them."

Time will tell if he will be available in just a week to go.


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