McKennie, Arthur and Dybala return to Juventus against Napoli after being suspended for breaking the blockade party
Juventus will recall Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur in a clash with Serie A side Napoli on Thursday after they were ruled out after taking part in an illegal party.
The trio was suspended from Bianconeri’s day-to-day squad after a 2-2 draw with Turin on Saturday after the USMNT international closed the rally last week after police organized a rally in violation of the Covid-19 regulations.
Dybala and Arthur were both at the ceremony and all three were sacked by coach Andrea Pirlo before the weekend, but they will be in the return line this week as Juve aim to bolster their hopes of securing their title.
Why did they break up the trio?
McKennie hosted a party on Wednesday evening with about 20 guests at his villa, a gathering against regional guidelines on the Turin pandemic.
Both Dybala and Arthur attended, all three taking advantage of the clear schedule during the March international break.
After police broke up the incident, local authorities imposed fines on all three before further action was taken against Bianconeri.
With the serious incident against Napoli – reorganized for this month – continuing into the near future, Juve have once again brought the trio into the fray with the aim of preventing them from losing the Champions League for the first time since the 2011-12 season. .
The Bianconeri have been regulars in the main European play-offs, but are now in serious danger of being knocked out of the top four this season.
They are currently tied for fourth place with Napoli – and a win over Gennaro Gattuso would see them slip into the Europa League standings.