Juventus definitely need three points from the next Champions league match against Galatasaray especially because they could only draw against FC Copenhagen in the first group match. However, they may have to do without the services of striker Carlos Tevez for this encounter given that the Argentine has suffered an ankle injury. He is a major doubt for the match. The 29-year-old suffered this injury in the 1-0 win over Torino during the weekend. This was the result of a tackle from Ciro Immobile. His tackle from behind earned him a yellow card, but Conte said that the punishment for Immobile should have been more severe.
Juventus will be coming up against a Galatasaray team that will be reenergised after the appointment of a new manager. After the sacking of Fatih Terim, former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was appointed as the new boss at the helm. The club lost the opening group match 6-1 against Real Madrid, but they are expected to significantly improve from this performance. Tevez has been a crucial player for Juventus since making the £ 10 million move from Manchester City. He has scored three goals in the league alone, which has put Juventus in the third place.
If he plays, he will be coming up against his former manager Mancini. “During the first half of the Serie A encounter with Torino, Carlos Tevez sustained a lacerated and contused wound on his right ankle. The striker’s condition will continue to be assessed over the coming hours, but he remains a serious doubt for Wednesday night’s Champions League game against Galatasaray,” read a statement on the official website of the club.
Three points is a must for Juventus given that they could only take a point from the away match against Copenhagen, who will be taking on Madrid in this round.