Paolo Dybala and Alvaro Moratta will miss Juventus' Champions League clash against Chelsea this coming week, coach Massimo Allegri has confirmed.
Dybala limped off in tears against Sampdoria on Sunday afternoon, in a match he scored the opener as they won 3-2.
A sad sight to see as goalscorer Paulo Dybala is forced off through injury... 😔 pic.twitter.com/ldsl7dr2FK— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 26, 2021
Allegri, who spoke to Sky Italia after the game, confirmed the stand-in captain picked a thigh injury, which will rule him out of the big clash against the European champions.
“Dybala certainly won’t play against Chelsea or Torino. That is for certain. We can only hope that we get him back after the break for international duty.”
This is bad news to Allegri, who will be short of attacking options for the Wednesday night clash.
Chelsea and Juventus both won their opening fixtures last week, and the clash in Turin could be crucial in deciding who takes charge of the group.