Decimated Juve travel to Fulham

Posted on 16/03/2010


Juventus are missing eight players for their Europa League trip to Fulham, including both first choice goalkeepers.

The Bianconeri won the first leg 3-1 in Turin, but travel to Craven Cottage for Thursday’s tie with an injury crisis on their hands.

Shot-stoppers Gianluigi Buffon and Alex Manninger are both out of action for the next couple of weeks at least, so two youth team players are drafted in.

Carlo Pinsoglio, who turns 20 today, and even 18-year-old Marco Bonassi make the trip.

Veteran Antonio Chimenti is the only realistic option to start between the posts in London.

Other absentees are Giorgio Chiellini, Martin Caceres, Amauri, Sebastian Giovinco, Michele Paolucci and suspended defender Nicola Legrottaglie.

“Going into the next round of the Europe League against Fulham is a key objective. We will immediately respond to the setback with Siena,” argued Legrottaglie.

Juventus were leading 3-0 after 10 minutes on Sunday afternoon before ending the game 3-3 against the bottom of the table side.

“Hopefully we’ll be the ones to give Italian football some satisfaction in Europe this season.”

Juventus squad: Felipe Melo, Cannavaro, Grosso, Salihamidzic, Marchisio, Iaquinta, Del Piero, Chimenti, Zebina, Camoranesi, Trezeguet, Poulsen, Grygera, Sissoko, Candreva, Diego, De Ceglie, Marrone, Pinsoglio, Bonassi.

Source: Football-Italia

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