Berlin: Italian football club Juventus received a major blow ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Spanish giants FC Barcelona after confirming that defender Giorgio Chiellini will miss the game due to injury.
The influential defender pulled up in training on Wednesday with a calf problem and underwent a scan on Thursday. Juventus face Barcelona in the June 6 final in Berlin.
The results have revealed that Chiellini will not recover in time to play in Berlin.
"Giorgio Chiellini was subjected to tests following calf discomfort in yesterday's session," Juventus announced in a statement on Thursday.
"The tests showed a first-degree lesion of the soleus muscle in his left leg, so the defender will not be available for the match against Barcelona," it said.