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Injured Chiellini named in Juventus' Champions League squad
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Injured Chiellini named in Juventus' Champions League squad

Recovering Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini has been included in Juventus' 22-man squad for the Champions League knockout stage.

The 35-year-old underwent knee surgery in September after making just one appearance for the Turin based side this season and his inclusion in the team comes as a surprise with his return had earlier been scheduled for March.

Juventus will face French Ligue One side Lyon in the last 16 with the first leg to be played in France on February 26.

Juve is currently on top of the Serie A table with 54 points-three points above second-placed Inter Milan-have a date against Hellas Verona in their next league match.

Juventus Champions League Squad

Gianluigi Buffon, Carlo Pinsoglio, Wojciech Szczesny; Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro; Rodrigo Bentancur, Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic, Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey; Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo.