Pirlo praying for Chiesa fitness boost

Date: 22nd April 2021 at 2:00pm
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Juventus are hoping to have Federico Chiesa back in contention for Sunday’s Serie A clash with Fiorentina.

The 23-year-old forward missed the Bianconeri’s 3-1 home win against Parma on Wednesday night but coach Andrea Pirlo expects him to return soon.

“He’s a little better now, ” said Pirlo in a press conference. “We’re taking it day by day and maybe we’ll check him [Chiesa] again in the next few hours to see if he can return for [the trip to] Firenze.”

Chiesa has been one of Juventus’ best performers this season, having scored eight Serie A goals in 29 appearances.

The Bianconeri’s title chances are slim as they’re set to lose their crown for the first time in a decade – currently, 11 points off Inter at the top – but must also look over their shoulder as both Atalanta and Napoli sit one and five points behind in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Both of the above-mentioned teams also have a game in hand on Andrea Pirlo’s men.


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