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Ronaldo back in - How Juventus could line-up against Dynamo Kyiv

Even with qualification for the knockout stage secured, CR7 could be brought back in after being rested at the weekend

10:18am on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Martin Macdonald

Andrea Pirlo could rotate his starting XI slightly when Juventus take on Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League.

After their opening four matches in Group G, they have nine points, with just the loss against Barcelona last month their only blemish on the record so far.

They are eight points clear of Dynamo and Ferencvaros meaning that qualification is already secured.

They can still top the group, but are relying on Barca slipping up against one or both of the group minnows, which seems unlikely.

One player who has already had his rest is Cristiano Ronaldo, who was left out of the squad for the weekend match against Benevento. That decision backfired on Pirlo as the Bianconeri could only manage a 1-1 draw, so expect Ronaldo to return here eager to add to his Champions League goalscoring tally.

Alvaro Morata was sent off in that Serie A game and will have a ban on the way, meaning he'll probably start, too.

With Leonardo Bonucci now back fit, Pirlo may take this opportunity to revert to his preferred back three, with the Italian featuring alongside Matthijs de Ligt and Danilo.

In midfield is where Pirlo can rotate the most.

Federico Bernardeschi is pushing for a start, possibly at the expense of Federico Chiesa.

Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski came off the bench against Benevento and could star, with Juan Cuadrado rested after playing a hell of a lot of football recently.

Alex Sandro may feature at left wing-back.

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