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Claudio Marchisio to miss a month for Juventus

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio could be out for up to a month after injuring his right knee in training with Italy, making him a doubt for both UEFA Champions League Group A games against Maccabi Haifa FC.

The 23-year-old hurt his knee in training ahead of Italy’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland and tests on Friday revealed he will require arthroscopic surgery.

Marchisio will miss Juventus’s home game against Maccabi Haifa on 21 October and is a doubt for the return in Israel a fortnight later. Marchisio’s injury is another blow for coach Ciro Ferrara who is already without captain Alessandro Del Piero because of a left thigh injury and Portuguese international Tiago, who will miss the home match against Maccabi Haifa because of a similar problem.