Sandro out of action for three weeks

Juventus expect defender Alex Sandro to be sidelined for up to three weeks after he strained the flexor muscles in his right thigh.

The 25-year-old former Porto left-back had to be replaced by Patrice Evra in the 33rd minute of the Supercoppa Italiana defeat to AC Milan on Friday night.

The Old Lady were held to a 1-1 draw in the match held in Doha, before eventually losing 4-3 on penalties after extra-time.

After the game, the club revealed Sandro would undergo some tests before the full extent of his injury was revealed.

A statement from the club read: "Initial medical tests have shown that Alex Sandro strained the flexor muscles in his right thigh.

"The Brazilian full-back's condition will continue to be closely monitored over the coming days." 

Juventus, who next play Bologna on 8 January, are also without Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves.