UEFA CL: Juventus in Barcelona without five key players

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 12/09/2017

Serie A Champions Juventus in their opening Champions League's group stage match against Barcelona will without five key members of their squad be at the Camp Nou.

Although Alex Sandro has made himself available for the upcoming encounter, Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini won't travel to Barcelona, despite participating in the last training session.

Moreover, former Real Madrid midfielder, Sami Khedira, and Claudio Marchisio weren't included in Massimiliano Allegri's list for the trip to Spain, while Benedikt Howedes is also set to stay in Turin.

Finally, the Colombian winger, Juan Cuadrado, is ineligible for the match after being sent off in last season's Champions League final against Los Blancos.

Juventus' 19-man list consists of:

Goalkeepers: Buffon, Szcesny, Pinsoglio

Defenders: Di Sciglio, Benatia, Alex Sandro, Barzagli and Rugani

Midfielders: Pjanic, Matuidi, Asamoah, Sturaro, Betancur, Merio and Caligara

Forwards: Higuain, Dybala, Douglas Costa and Bernardeschi