Serie A

Worry for Juventus as Dybala limps off injured

Juventus' Champions League campaign resumes on August 7, and Paulo Dybala picked up an untimely injury on Sunday.

Worry for Juventus as Dybala limps off injured
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Paulo Dybala was forced off injured in Juventus' Serie A clash against Sampdoria on Sunday, causing Maurizio Sarri some concern ahead of the Champions League resumption.

The Argentina forward was clutching the top of his left thigh as he made way for Gonzalo Higuain five minutes before half-time.

Sin tituloJuventus' Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala (C) is greeted by Juventus' Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain as he leaves the pitch after an injury during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Sampdoria played behind closed doors on July 26, 2020 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

Coach Sarri had already been forced into one change, with Danilo coming off following a clash of heads with Gaston Ramirez.

Juve, who were looking to seal a ninth successive Serie A title with a win over Samp, face Cagliari and Roma next week before hosting Lyon in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on August 7.

Sarri's side will need to overcome a first-leg deficit after losing 1-0 in France back in February.