Bad news for Juventus as Danilo joins De Sciglio on sideline

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Danilo's Juventus shirt number

The Serie A champions have been left with a shortage of options at right-back after Danilo was ruled out for at least three matches due to a thigh injury.

In the 19th minute of Tuesday’s 2-1 victory in Brescia, the defender was forced off and will not return until after the October international break.

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Danilo will miss Serie A games against SPAL and Inter, in addition to a Champions League meeting with Bayer Leverkusen, but could return for the home clash with Bologna on October 19.

Meanwhile,Juve’s other recognised right-back in the first-team squad, Mattia De Sciglio, is to remain sidelined for the same period after suffering an identical problem at the start of September.

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Juan Cuadrado replaced Danilo at Stadio Mario Rigamonti and could be asked to fill the void on a temporary basis.

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Maurizio Sarri’s men moved top of Serie A with their triumph at Brescia but will drop down to second if Inter avoid defeat at home to Lazio on Wednesday.

 

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