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Pirlo set to miss crucial Galatasaray clash

Published: Monday 2 December 2013, 16.49CET
Juventus's Andrea Pirlo has been ruled out of next Tuesday's Group B decider at Galatasaray AŞ after suffering knee ligament damage on Sunday against Udinese Calcio.
Pirlo set to miss crucial Galatasaray clash
Andrea Pirlo will miss the game against Galatasaray ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 2 December 2013, 16.49CET

Pirlo set to miss crucial Galatasaray clash

Juventus's Andrea Pirlo has been ruled out of next Tuesday's Group B decider at Galatasaray AŞ after suffering knee ligament damage on Sunday against Udinese Calcio.

Andrea Pirlo has been ruled out of Juventus' UEFA Champions League Group B decider at Galatasaray AŞ next Tuesday after suffering a knee injury in the early stages of Sunday's 1-0 win against Udinese Calcio.

The Italy playmaker, 34, underwent tests today which confirmed damage to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee. That almost certainly means he will not travel to Turkey for a match which will decide who will join section winners Real Madrid CF in the last 16 – the Bianconeri need a point but will miss out if Galatasaray prevail.

Pirlo, who twice won the UEFA Champions League with AC Milan, has been in the starting XI for every one of Juventus' 15 games in Europe's elite club competition over the past two seasons.

Last updated: 06/12/13 17.00CET

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