Juventus Will Rely on Higuain and Cuadrado if Dybala Skips Lyon


Paulo Dybala may not be fit enough to start the Champions League decision-maker with Lyon, so Juventus looks to Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado.

In a press conference (via Football Italia), Coach Maurizio Sarri said he knew the Colombian would start, but not necessarily in which role, as he can be a right-back or on the right side of a trident attack.

But with Douglas Costa, Mattia De Sciglio and Sami Khedira all out of action, it seems unlikely that he will make recovery quick enough to start tomorrow evening.

If Cuadrado is selected in defence, then Federico Bernardeschi is the natural pick remaining up front.

Tipped for the midfield are Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur and Miralem Pjanic.

The first leg ended 1-0 back in February for Olympique Lyonnais in France, so the Bianconeri need to win with two goals to turn this around.

But Dybala is a big doubt, as he suffered a muscle injury against Sampdoria 11 days ago.

He did not even take part in the full training session today either.


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