Juventus vs Sevilla : Paul Pogba betrayed us, we made pact to win the Champions League

Juventus named their squad for the Champions League opener with Sevilla and there were few surprises.

It kicks off in Turin tomorrow at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

There are no real surprises in the list unveiled by Coach Max Allegri.

Stephan Lichtsteiner is absent because he is not on the UEFA list.

Juventus squad for Sevilla: Buffon, Chiellini, Benatia, Pjanic, Khedira, Cuadrado, Higuain, Hernanes, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Mandzukic, Lemina, Bonucci, Pjaca, Dybala, Asamoah, Dani Alves, Rugani, Neto, Audero, Evra

Paul Pogba sale has allowed Juventus to 'complete' squad – Filippo Inzaghi

Filippo Inzaghi believes the sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United puts Juventus in a position to challenge for the Champions League.

Pogba joined United in a world-record transfer deal, but Juve strengthened considerably over the summer signing Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Medhi Benatia among others.

And that puts them among the teams capable of being crowned champions of Europe, according to Inzaghi, who tipped them to reach the final alongside Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich.

"Bayern-Juve," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport, when asked who would reach the Cardiff final in May 2017. "The Germans are very strong and Ancelotti is an exceptional coach, so I feel great affection for them. For Juve, meanwhile, the right year has come.

"Juve have only one problem — they have to win this time. They'll feel a bit of pressure, because you need the whole team to win the Champions League.

"Now Juve have an attack which worries opponents and they've always had a good defence.

"The sense of the sale of Pogba is that the squad has been completed. Juve are now ready. The club did very well to sell Pogba and then reinforce the attack with Higuain, the midfield with Pjanic and the defence with Benatia who is strong indeed."


Inzaghi has been impressed by the start Argentine duo Higuain and Paulo Dybala have made in attack for Juve, but insists they have some way to go if they are to match his partnership with Alessandro Del Piero.

"The two of them are outstanding, but Ale and I went to the final in our first year together [1998]," Inzaghi added.

"If Higuain and Dybala want to be better then they have only one option: to win the trophy. It doesn't just depend on them, though. The goals of the strikers are just as important as the defenders stopping them."


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