Champions League

Still no Ronaldo - How Juventus could line-up against Dynamo Kyiv

The former Real Madrid superstar is still in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus while with Portugal

2:30pm on Tuesday 20th October 2020
Martin Macdonald

Juventus will still be without Cristiano Ronaldo for this week's Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv.

While on international duty with Portugal, CR7 tested positive for coronavirus and was subsequently forced into isolation, with him still having a few days to go before the legal period of isolation is over.

He missed Saturday's game against Crotone and Andrea Pirlo's side surprisingly drew 1-1, which will present a worry to the Italian head coach that he will still be without his star man for European duties.

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One player who Pirlo doesn't fancy at the moment is Paulo Dybala, who failed to make it off the bench in the draw versus Crotone. Instead, Pirlo started the match with youngsters Manolo Portanova and Dejan Kulusevski.

Against Dynamo would be the perfect time to reintroduce the Argentine into the starting XI, unless there is some behind-the-scenes reason for his current omission from the team.

As well as Ronaldo, Weston McKennie is also quarantining which should mean Arthur and Rodrigo Bentancur retain their places in the middle of midfield.

Federico Chiesa made his debut for Juve at the weekend only to be sent off. However, expect Pirlo to keep the faith and start him again on the right wing.

Wojciech Szczesny is likely to come in to replace Gianluigi Buffon.

Matthijs de Ligt is still out after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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