Juventus striker Paulo Dybala scored a hat-trick against Young Boys. (AFP Photo/Marco BERTORELLO)
Paulo Dybala will replace the injured Mario Mandzukic to spearhead Juventus’ attack alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final, second-leg clash against Ajax in Turin.
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has also been given the all-clear for the tie, after pulling up with a muscle problem in Dutch league action at the weekend.
The first leg finished in a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam.
Mandzukic has been struggling with a knee injury and coach Massimiliano Allegri has opted to line up with Dybala, who also takes the captain’s armband with defender Giorgio Chiellini injured.
In-form teenage forward Moise Kean, who has scored six goals in as many games, starts on the bench.
In defence, Mattia De Sciglio has been preferred on the right for the hosts instead of Joao Cancelo with Daniele Rugani replacing Chiellini.
Ronaldo scored a precious away goal with a diving header in Amsterdam before Brazilian winger David Neres levelled for Ajax, leaving all to play for in Turin.
Wojciech Szczesny; Mattia De Sciglio, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro; Emre Can, Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi; Federico Bernardeschi, Paulo Dybala (capt), Cristiano Ronaldo
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri
Andre Onana; Joel Veltman, Matthijs de Ligt (capt), Daley Blind, Noussair Mazraoui; Donny van de Beek, Lasse Schoene, Frenkie de Jong, Hakim Ziyech, Dusan Tadic, David Neres
Coach: Erik ten Hag
Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA)