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Juventus’ Blaise Matuidi doubful for Champions League clash vs Tottenham Hotspur

Blaise Matuidi, who has impressed since joining Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain in August, was taken off during the first half of Sunday’s 7-0 demolition of Sassuolo, and is a doubt for the Champions League meeting against Tottenham Hotspur

football Updated: Feb 06, 2018 12:56 IST
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Juventus' French midfielder Blaise Matuidi is likely to miss the club’s Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur due to a thigh injury.(AFP)

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi has suffered a thigh injury, the Serie A champions said, making him doubtful for their Champions League tie against Tottenham Hotspur next week.

The hard-tackling Frenchman, who has impressed since joining the Turin side from Paris Saint-Germain in August, was taken off during the first half of Sunday’s 7-0 demolition of Sassuolo.

“Blaise Matuidi underwent tests which revealed a mild-medium tear to the flexor muscles in his left thigh,” Juventus said in a statement. “Further tests will be necessary to better ascertain the extent of his injury.”

Juventus visit Fiorentina for a Serie A match on Friday before hosting Tottenham on Feb 13.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 12:56 IST