Di Maria confirmed to be absent for Juventus against PSG


ANGEL Di Maria missed the opportunity to return to Paris Saint-Germain after missing the Juventus squad for their Champions League opener against the French capital side.

Juventus did not say why the Argentine winger was not included in the squad for the Group H match at the Parc Des Princes, Wednesday (7/9) early morning WIB.

Di Maria was substituted in the first half of the Serie A match when Juventus drew 1-1 against Fiorentina, Saturday (3/9).

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At the time, coach Massimiliano Allegri said Di Maria was replaced as a precaution.

The 34-year-old has just returned to play after suffering a thigh injury, which he suffered on his Juventus debut last month.

Also missing for Juventus against PSG are Paul Pogba, who returned to training on Sunday (4/9) after recovering from a knee injury, and Wojciech Szczesny, after the Polish goalkeeper picked up an ankle injury against Spezia last week.

Three other former PSG players, Adrien Rabiot, Leandro Paredes and Moise Kean, were all included in the squad for Juventus’ away match at PSG. (Ant/OL-1)