ROME: Angel Di Maria will miss out on a quick return to Paris Saint-Germain after he was left out on Monday of the Juventus squad for their Champions League opener in the French capital.
Juve did not say why the Argentina winger, who exited at half-time of their 1-1 draw at Fiorentina on Saturday, was not selected for Tuesday’s Group H clash at the Parc Des Princes.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri said after the weekend Serie A fixture that Di Maria had been substituted as a precautionary measure.
The 34-year-old had only just returned to action following a thigh injury picked up on his Juve debut last month.
Also absent will be Paul Pogba who returned to training on Sunday as he recovers from a knee injury, and Wojciech Szczesny after the Poland goalkeeper injured his ankle against Spezia last week.
Juve’s three other former PSG players – Adrien Rabiot, Leandro Paredes and Moise Kean – were all picked for the trip to France.