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hoping to see a full-strength Juventus side up close will have to visit Turin later on since the vast majority
of the club’s first team squad has been granted superfly v blue time off after participation at EURO 2016.
Gianluigi Buffon, captain of Juve and Italy, and France midfielder Paul Pogba are among those given an extended break by the Serie A giants, thus missing their two Melbourne dates this month.
Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, ace 16 purecontrol Fluorescent green Simone Zaza, Andrea Barzagli, Stefano Sturaro (all Italy), Sami Khedira (Germany), Mario Mandzukic (Croatia), Patrice Evra (France), and Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland) – have also stayed home following their involvement in France.Claudio Marchisio is still recovering from a cruciate ligament injury sustained Neymar x AJ near the end of last season, while new signing Dani Alves is also omitted.
It means Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, Bosnian new tiempo legend black vi signing Miralem Pjanic, and on-loan Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia will spearhead the side for matches against Melbourne Victory (23 July) and Tottenham Hotspur (26 July) at the MCG.
The absences are not superfly mercurial v black surprising given the taxing schedule of Juve players over the last 12 months.
From the club’s first pre-season match in July 2015 through to the end of the European Championships this month, seven Italian internationals were eligible for 71 matches for club and countryWith 13 players, including Bayern Munich two-year loanee Kingsley Coman, in action at EURO 2016, Juventus had more participants than any other club.
They will still provide a stern test for Victory and English Premier League side Tottenham, who finished third last season, their highest spot since 1989-1990.
Dybala, 22, scored 23 goals
for Juventus in his first campaign for the club and is widely considered to be one of the next global superstars of the sport.
Pjanic returns to
Melbourne in black and white stripes after turning out last year in the red and gold of Roma.