17 Sep Juventus suffer injury setback as Costa ruled out of Champions League tie at Atletico
This Brazil forwards is set to get a spell on the sidelines after limping off from Fiorentina in the weekend
Miralem Pjanic was passed match for Juventus’ Champions League battle with Atletico Madrid, however Douglas Costa is defined to be sidelined several weeks with a hamstring injury.
The two players hobbled from this 0-0 Serie A draw with Fiorentina on Saturday, Costa managing just eight minutes and Pjanic compelled to leave soon before half-time.
The Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder had evaluations in the club’s health center on Monday without a muscular damage was discovered, meaning he ought to be apparent to play his side’s Champions League group-stage opener off to Atletico on Wednesday.
But, Costa was diagnosed with a hamstring injury and it’s going to be 15 times prior to a definitive time period on his retrieval could be set in place.
This means the Brazil winger will stand out the Atletico battle and possibly Juve’s second Group D match at home to Bayer Leverkusen on October 1.
He’ll also miss league games from Hellas Verona, Brescia and SPAL within the forthcoming 10 days.
The duo have started three of Juventus’ matches this year significance boss Maurizio Sarri might need to create a minumum of one change to his side for the visit to Wanda Metropolitano.
Juventus, Italian champions in each of the previous eight seasons, are now third in the rectal Serie A table after taking seven points from their opening three games.
They traveling to Madrid on Wednesday expecting this is going to be the time they eventually end their wait to get a third Champions League title.
The Bianconeri, that last won the prize in 1996, happen to be runners-up on seven events, including twice in the previous five seasons.
The off-season saw changes on and away from the pitch, together with Sarri returning to Italy to substitute Massimiliano Allegri from the dugout.
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The 60-year old was just able to carry to Juve dugout for the first time on Saturday after beating a bout of pneumonia.
They also made waves at the transfer marketplace, with the largest deal being the $75 million (#68m/$84m) catch of Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt.
Aaron Ramsey also came on a complimentary transfer in Arsenal while Danilo signed from Manchester City in a deal that saw Joao Cancelo mind on another direction.