Juventus-Freiburg, the probable formations

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Likely lineups

Juventus and Freiburg will face each other in Thursday’s Europa League round of 16 first leg. Kickoff at 9 p.m. at the Allianz Stadium. The Bianconeri are called for redemption after the loss to Roma that considerably reduced their chances of fighting for qualification to the next Champions League. On the other side, the Germans want to bring their consecutive useful results to five.

In the hosts will be absent Pogba, who was not summoned for disciplinary reasons. In the midfield, space will be given to Rabiot, Locatelli and one of Miretti and Fagioli. On offense, Allegri is expected to rely on Vlahovic with Di Maria acting behind him. Ready to take over for Chiesa.

The guests will rely on the trident composed of Grifo, Doan and Holer. In midfield, space for Eggestein and Hofler with Sildillia and Gunter on the flanks ready to drop back in non-possession forming a five-man defense.

Likely lineups.

JUVENTUS (3-5-1-1): Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Rabiot, Locatelli, Miretti, Kostic; Di Maria; Vlahovic. All. Allegri

FREIBURG (5-2-3): Flekken; Sildillia, Kubler, Ginter, Lienhardt, Gunter; Eggestein, Hofler; Doan, Holer, Grifo. All. Streich

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