Chiellini ‘almost certain’ to miss final

Juventus are expected to be without defender Giorgio Chiellini for the Champions League final against Barcelona.

AS cites a report from Italy’s RAC1 that says the hamstring injury Chiellini suffered in training on Wednesday morning is severe enough to keep him out of Saturday’s fixture.

Chiellini’s absence isn’t yet confirmed but AS note the Old Lady are also potentially without Andrea Barzagli, the centre-back also struggling with injury.

The first meeting since the World Cup of Chiellini and Luis Suarez was one of the subplots of the match after Suarez was handed a lengthy ban for biting the Italy international.

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