Spanish League Fixtures
Chiellini has been struggling with a calf injury following the end of the Italian season and will now miss the game in Berlin as the club confirmed a scan on the injury had revealed “a grade one tear”.
Juventus, who like their opponents Barcelona, are seeking to complete a domestic and European treble on Saturday, are likely to feel the loss of Chiellini who has been a constant in their team, appearing in all of their Champions League fixtures this season.
His absence will also see an avoidance of Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, as Saturday had been set as the first time the pair had faced each other since Suarez bit the Italian during last summer’s World Cup.
Juventus are likely to replace Chiellini with veteran defender Andrea Barzagli, alongside Leonardo Bonucci. However, manager Max Allegri could opt to field a three man defence, with Angelo Ogbonna coming in to provide extra cover against the free scoring threat of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez.
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