Bad for Tottenham: Higuain’s back & Juve’s shock omission

Gonzalo Higuain returns for Juventus

On Tuesday afternoon, Juventus confirmed their squad for the Champions League match at Tottenham.

The big news for the Bianconeri is that Argentine international Gonzalo Higuain is back in the squad.

Higuain suffered an ankle injury after the Spurs first leg, and he’s missed the last two matches.

Whether Higuain starts at Wembley remains a question, but Max Allegri also has Paulo Dybala back in his squad too.

Mario Mandzukic out vs Tottenham

But it’s not all good news for Juve, as Croatian star Mario Mandzukic is out vs Tottenham.

Mandzukic has to miss the trip to London because of a muscle problem. That’s a big blow to the Italians.

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Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado are also out of contention with ongoing injury problems.

Juventus squad vs Tottenham

Max Allegri’s 21-man Juventus squad is as follows:

Juventus squad: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Szczesny, Del Favero; De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Rugani, Lichtsteiner; Pjanic, Khedira, Marchisio, Matuidi, Asamoah, Sturaro, Bentancur; Higuain, Dybala, Costa.

Tottenham vs Juventus preview

Spurs are looking to defend their status of undefeated in 2018 as they take on Juventus this Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have also proven to be a real force at Wembley this season. Losing just twice there in all competitions. Despite visits from Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United.

On Saturday, Heung-min Son netted a brace to hand Spurs three crucial Premier League points. With the South Korean sending a real message to the Italian side that he is a man to look out for.

Meanwhile, in Serie A this week, Juve left it late to clinch a huge victory in the 93rd minute as the returning Paulo Dybala handed his side all three points against Lazio.

The Old Lady managed to maintain their incredible defensive record and close the gap on first-placed Napoli to just one point.

Tottenham face the daunting task of once again attempting to unlock the back-line of Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

Juventus have conceded just three times in their last 20 games and are yet to concede since these two teams last met.

Also see: Tottenham vs Juventus predictions: Champions League preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

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