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Juventus coach Allegri says Lichtsteiner back in starting XI

Juventus coach Max Allegri has revealed he is recalling Stephan Lichtsteiner for their clash with Sassuolo.

The Swiss was left out of Juve's Champions League squad last week.

“Cuadrado is getting his papers done and he should be available," Allegri told the Press. “As for Dani Alves, tomorrow Lichtsteiner will play in his stead. He [Lichtsteiner] has been left out of the Champions League list after a technical decision, but I have three players for that role and he's still very important for Juventus. He'll play tomorrow.

“I have footballers who allow me to change formation and I may do that over the year, depending on the match or during the match itself. But of course that doesn't happen overnight.

“The market is closed and there's no point in talking about what could have happened. I have six midfielders plus [Claudio] Marchisio, who'll hopefully finish his recovery asap.

“The started well, they won twice and they have the right type of tough approach for the beginning of the championship.

Sassuolo play very well, and we'll only think about Wednesday once we've taken three points from them. All other discussions are useless.

Gonzalo Higuain's odds of starting from the beginning? Don't ask me to give a percentage as I've never been good at them, let's say he has a good chance."

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