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Massimiliano Allegri Has Three Players Doubtful Ahead Of Juventus Final Game Of The Year Against Roma

Written By Onyeka Daniel

This season, Juventus seem like the only team that would present a real challenge to Inter Milan in the Serie A title race, but with a four point lead into the final game of 2023, the Bianconeri have a lot to worry about as they prepare to welcome Roma to the Allianz Stadium in Turin.

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While they were happy to secure an important away win in Frosinone, Juventus returned home with three points and as many injury concerns. The Bianconeri earned the victory in the late minutes thanks to Dusan Vlahovic’s header. Jaime Baez had canceled Kenan Yildiz’s opener.

However, Massimiliano Allegri was left with major concerns ahead of next weekend’s showdown against Roma as three of his players sustained knocks. According to reports, Alex Sandro could be the most serious case after being forced to leave the match in the first half due to a muscle strain. The Brazilian veteran will most likely skip the clash against the Giallorossi.


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Moreover, Manuel Locatelli left his spot on the pitch for Hans Nicolussi Caviglia after picking up a knock to the pelvis following a collision with Enzo Barrenechea. This is an untimely accident for the Italian midfielder who had recently fractured his tenth rib. Finally, Weston McKennie managed to finish the encounter on the pitch but as the source notes, he was seen limping following a challenge from Francesco Gelli in the first half.

The report expects further updates in the coming hours regarding the trio’s conditions. Allegri will also be without Andrea Cambiaso for the encounter against Roma. The wingback picked up his fifth booking of the season so he’ll have to serve a one-match ban.

But the good news for Juventus is the expected return of Federico Chiesa who should overcome his injury and rejoin his teammates in Tuesday’s training session and coupled with the goal scoring form of Vlahovic and the promises showed by Kenan, the manager should have plenty of confidence going into this game as they look to reduce the gap with Inter Milan who will be traveling to face Genoa a day earlier.

Meanwhile…

Italian side, Lazio are set to miss their star striker and captain, Ciro Immobile for a month due to an injury. Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Immobile has sustained a significant injury to the semitendinosus of his right thigh during Lazio’s game against Empoli.

It is difficult to estimate a recovery time for this kind of injury but the initial treatment period is around 15-20 days and it will take at least a month for him to be fully fit. An official statement from the Biancocelesti confirmed the tests conducted on the player at the Paideia International Hospital today.

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The report read: “The tests highlighted a distracting trauma to the semitendinosus of the right thigh reported during the match against Empoli. The player has already started specific treatment and will be subjected to daily clinical monitoring. Further instrumental tests will be repeated in the next few days to quantify recovery times.”

Goals from Matteo Guendouzi and Mattia Zaccagni sealed the victory for Maurizio Sarri’s men at the Stadio Carlo Castellani but they are now set to miss their star striker for quite some time. Immobile’s started the match but had to leave the pitch prematurely due to discomfort. Lazio have a thick run of fixtures coming up which includes clashes against Napoli and Atalanta.

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