Juventus enter their sixth and final Champions League group game on Wednesday night with the knowledge that a victory over Malmö at home in Turin can make them top the position and get a seeded place in the last sixteen draws … if the group’s second result goes in their favor.
Massimiliano Allegris Juve can only do their own job and hope Zenit St Petersburg do them a favor against Chelsea. However, a series of injury absences can make that job more difficult.
Here’s a look at the start-XI that the boss could choose …
Juan Cuadrado will remain as right back / Nicolò Campo / GettyImages
Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – Will be looking for zero here after conceding six goals in the last two Champions League matches.
Juan Cuadrado (RB) – Juve continue to lack their two specialized right-backs so the Colombian winger will remain in the deeper role.
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – Has only missed three minutes of action during the previous five Champions League match days this season.
Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – Could return to the squad instead of Giorgio Chiellini, who has not started many games in a row this season.
Alex Sandro (LB) – Has started the last two Serie A matches on the bench but has been included in both.
Federico Bernardeschi gets a series of starts / Marco Canoniero / GettyImages
Federico Bernardeschi (RM) – Has been the one to take advantage of Federico Chiesa’s absence recently and should start his third game in a row.
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – Back in the team during the last matches after a failure in November.
Manuel Locatelli (CM) – Has more or less been an automatic name on the team magazine since the beginning of September.
Adrien Rabiot (LM) – After playing more centrally in recent times, the Frenchman was able to move back to the left to close a gap.
Alvaro Morata had a great evening when these clubs last met / David Lidstrom / GettyImages
Paulo Dybala (ST) – Has had a mixed season so far which has been interrupted twice by minor injuries, although the Uruguayan has scored in his last two Serie A appearances in the run-up to this match.
Alvaro Morata (ST) – Got a goal and assist in the reverse match in Sweden in September when Juve won 3-0. Goals have been rare ever since.
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