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Atlético-Juventus: Khedira out due to irregular heartbeat

The Germany international is set to undergo medical tests after Juventus confirmed an "atrial arrhythmia" was detected on Tuesday.

Atlético-Juventus: Khedira out due to irregular heartbeat
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Juventus have confirmed Sami Khedira will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atlético Madrid to have medical tests after the detection of an irregular heartbeat.

Khedira trained as normal on Monday and Tuesday, but an "atrial arrhythmia" was noticed in their final session and Juve have sent him for tests.

In the announcement of their squad list, Juve confirmed Khedira's absence.

A statement read: "Sami Khedira has stayed in Turin for medical tests, from which emerged the opportunity to perform an electrophysiological study and eventual treatment of an atrial arrhythmia which appeared today [Tuesday]."

Paulo Dybala is set to start, however, after the Argentina international – who is enduring an underwhelming season – scored in Friday's 3-0 win over Frosinone.

"I'll tell you now that Dybala plays," Allegri confirmed to reporters in his pre-match news conference. "Paulo is in good shape. On Wednesday he needs his technique and his craft. On Friday, against Frosinone, he scored but played not as well as he has on other occasions.

"Even in terms of the team's level it was like this [not playing to their full potential], we created less. We will need a good display [against Atlético], with the awareness that we are facing a compact team that makes the most of set-pieces.

"Atlético has achieved important results in Europe in the last few years."


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