Massimiliano Allegri has reinforcements for Juventus’ Champions League decider with Villarreal after he confirmed on Tuesday that Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Bernadeschi can be obtainable.
Juve host the Europa League holders on the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday with their final 16 tie locked at 1-1, and the return of key gamers is a lift to the Italians who’ve needed to take care of an extended damage record in latest weeks.
Coach Allegri mentioned that the trio will give him choices from the bench after returning to coaching with the Serie A membership.
“Let’s hope we can win in the 90 minutes because otherwise we’ll need 120, and tomorrow substitutions will be crucial,” Allegri advised reporters.
“Chiellini, Dybala and Bernardeschi don’t have 90 minutes in their legs so they can be quality substitutions for us.”
Leonardo Bonucci will not make it because the Italy defender hasn’t shaken off a calf drawback which has dogged him since final month, whereas Alex Sandro can be out with a calf situation of his personal.
Dusan Vlahovic, who has given Juve a brand new lease of life since arriving in January, will begin, probably alongside Alvaro Morata who’s newly joyful in Turin and in kind.
“Morata is in good form, but it’s not like he suddenly became a bad player in the last six months,” added Allegri.
“Having someone play as the main centre-forward is, not easier as such, but he plays better because it allows him to play to his strengths.
“With Vlahovic as his partner he can move more around the pitch.”
Villarreal boss Unai Emery said that he was assessing whether striker Gerard Moreno would feature as the Spain international slowly recovers from a calf injury.
The 29-year-old hasn’t featured since early February but Emery suggested he could play a role on Wednesday.
“He is working with the squad, we are going to be very cautious when making our decision,” mentioned Emery.
“Being with the squad is already an enormous effort and if he have been to play we might need him at his greatest. In any case I belief the staff unit past anyone explicit particular person.”