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Nantes v Juventus: Match preview, team news and probable lineups

Max Statman

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Juventus travel to Nantes in the Europa League playoffs second leg on Thursday at 18:45 CET.

The Bianconeri travel to Nantes to try to win to advance to the next round in the competition, after the first leg in Turin ended in a 1-1 draw.

Juventus’ goal was scored by Dusan Vlahovic early on, before Ludovico Blass equalised for Nantes in a game that ended in a controversial way.

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Two goals from Moise Kean and Angel Di Maria helped Juventus win their last game, beating Spezia 2-0 on Sunday in Serie A.

On the other hand, Nantes did not go well in Ligue 1 as they were defeated by Lens 3-1 last weekend, with two own goals from Nantes.

Team news and probable lineups

Paul Pogba was back in training with his teammates on Wednesday but is not in Juventus’ squad for the game, while Federico Chiesa also ruled out after missing yesterday’s group training session.

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Arkadiusz Milik (muscle injury), Fabio Miretti (ankle injury) and Kaio Jorge (tendon injury) remains sidelines.

Nantes will still be without forward Quentin Merlin who is nursing a groin injury, while Ignatius Ganago has been granted time away from the first team following the tragic loss of his five-year-old daughter.

Defensive duo Jean-Charles Castelletto and Nicolas Pallois have both emerged as doubts after missing last weekend’s defeat to Lens with respective groin and muscle problems.

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Nantes probable starting lineup: Lafont; Victor, Girotto, Pallois; Centonze, Sissoko, Chirivella, Moutoussamy, Coco; Blas, Mohamed.

Juventus probable starting lineup: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; Fragioli, Locatelli, Rabiot; Di Maria, Vlahovic, Kostic.

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