Juventus Star Sami Khedira Out Of Coppa Italia Final

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GERMANY international Sami Khedira will play no part for Juventus in their Coppa Italia final against Lazio on May 17, Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed.

The 30-year-old midfielder suffered a hamstring problem just 10 minutes into the second leg of Juve’s Champions League semi-final tie with Monaco on Tuesday.

Khedira insisted afterwards that the injury was ‘nothing serious’ and it was hoped that he would be ready for the Coppa showpiece at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday.

Allegri, however, has revealed that the former Real Madrid man will be sidelined for that game and the next two Serie A matches against Roma (away, on Sunday) and Crotone (at home, next Sunday).

He is also a doubt for the last league game of the season against Bologna and, crucially, the Champions League final in Cardiff against former club Los Blancos on June 3.

‘Seeing Khedira in the Coppa Italia final, or against Crotone next week, is impossible,’ Allegri told a news conference. ‘We’ll evaluate him day by day to see about the Champions League final.’

Combative maestro Khedira has been a key cog in the Old Lady’s treble charge during this campaign, playing 44 time in all competitions, chipping in with five goals.

Allegri’s club can win their sixth successive Scudetto if they earn a draw against Luciano Spalletti’s second-place title rivals Roma.

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