Champions League: De Ligt to miss Juventus' Lokomotiv trip with ankle injury

Juventus will aim to clinch qualification to the last-16 of the Champions League without Matthijs de Ligt, who has an ankle injury.

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.   -  Getty Images

Matthijs de Ligt will miss Juventus' Champions League clash with Lokomotiv Moscow due to an ankle injury.

After scoring the winner in the derby against Torino in Serie A on Saturday, centre-back De Ligt was diagnosed with "a slightly sprained left ankle".

The 20-year-old was consequently left out of a Juve team that will clinch qualification from Group D with a victory over Lokomotiv in Moscow.

Maurizio Sarri will hope to have De Ligt available to face AC Milan at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

Adrien Rabiot was included in the 20-man group for the trip to Russia after sitting out the 1-0 victory over Torino because of a suspension.

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