Suspended Juventus trio Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur are returning to training ahead of the pivotal clash with Napoli after police fined it for attending an illegal party at the American star’s house.
- Weston McKennie Paulo Dybala and Arthur have returned to Juventus training
- The trio were banned for attending an illegal party at McKennie’s house
- All three players missed the 2-2 draw in the Turin derby with Torino on Saturday
- Andrea Pirlo needs his strongest team to take on Napoli on Thursday
Juventus trio Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur will be recalled for Thursday’s clash with Napoli after being left out of the squad for the Turin derby against Torino for attending an illegal party.
The three players were fined by the police for breaking lockdown rules and severely punished by the Serie A club after McKennie organized a gathering of 12 people at his home.
Both Dybala and McKennie were in attendance and all three were suspended by manager Andrea Pirlo, but they returned to practice on Sunday.
Juventus trio Weston McKennie (above), Paulo Dybala and Arthur will be recalled for Thursday’s clash with Napoli after being suspended for attending illegal party
Arthur (left) and Dybala (right) both attended the party at McKennie’s house on Wednesday
The police stopped the party on Wednesday evening around 11.30 pm.
Under current coronavirus rules in Italy, private parties are prohibited – with a nationwide curfew currently in effect from 10pm to 5am.
Police were called to McKennie’s house by neighbors who were annoyed by the noise level.
Andrea Pirlo needs his strongest team, 12 points behind Inter Milan
According to Italian publication Tuttosportpolice waited outside the home of the American attacker for an hour before finally being let inside.
Juventus was furious with the players and came into action against all three. The club felt particularly let down by Dybala as the hierarchy was keen to take him off the air in the summer.
However, Pirlo needs his strongest team for Thursday’s important game.
Napoli’s win over Crotone put them on a level with Juve as Pirlo’s side could only score a 2-2 draw with Torino.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored an equalizing goal in the 79th minute to save a run after Antonio Sanabria scored twice to overturn Federico Chiesa’s opener.
That result put the Old Lady 12 points behind leader Inter Milan and faces a battle to qualify for the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equalizer and won 2-2 against Torino on Saturday