Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has only just received his Covid-19 vaccine

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Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has only just received his Covid-19 vaccine and will miss the Super Cup clash with Inter Milan on Wednesday as a new law in Italy states all players must be fully vaccinated

  • Massimiliano Allegri revealed Mattia Perin starts for Juventus in the Super Cup
  • No 1 Wojciech Szczesny has only just received his Covid-19 vaccine
  • A new law in Italy says that all professional players must now be vaccinated  


Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has only recently received the first dose of his first Covid-19 vaccine, manager Massimiliano Allegri has revealed.

A new rule passed by the Italian government has stated that from January 10, all athletes must be vaccinated against coronavirus.

Speaking ahead of Juve’s Italian Super Cup clash with Serie A leaders Inter MIlan, Allegri explained why the Poland international would not be between the sticks.

Wojciech Szczesny misses Juve's Super Cup clash with Inter Milan on Wednesday night after only just having his Covid-19 jab

Wojciech Szczesny misses Juve’s Super Cup clash with Inter Milan on Wednesday night after only just having his Covid-19 jab

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri revealed the news in his Tuesday press conference

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri revealed the news in his Tuesday press conference

‘Mattia Perin will start in goal as Szczesny still doesn’t have the Green Pass,’ Allegri said.

‘All the players are vaccinated, but Tek was the last one and he will arrive at the stadium at the last moment, so he will go on (watch from ) the bench.’

According to Gazzetta in Italy, Szczesny only received his vaccination ‘a couple of days ago’. 

Szczesny was the Juventus hero in midweek as they fought back from 3-1 down to defeat Jose Mourinho’s Rome 4-3 in Serie A.

After three goals in seven minutes from Manuel Locatelli, Dejan Kulusevski and Mattia De Sciglio overturned the deficit, Szczesny then saved a late penalty from Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini.

On Sunday, Szczesny was the Juve hero after saving a late penalty as his side beat Roma 4-3

On Sunday, Szczesny was the Juve hero after saving a late penalty as his side beat Roma 4-3

The victory has galvanised Juve’s hopes of breaking into the top four this season after a difficult beginning to the campaign.

The victory means they are three points behind Atalanta, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League place at present. Juve have played a game more.

After Wednesday’s Super Cup, Juve return to league action with a match against Udinese on Saturday night. 

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