Juventus to face Parma without injured Buffon

The Italy international has been ruled out of the titleholders' first game of the season due to a muscular problem, and will be forced to watch the match from the stands
Juventus coach Massimo Carrera has received some bad news on the injury front ahead of their Serie A opener at home against Parma on Saturday, as he will have to make do without first-choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

The Italy international picked up a muscle injury in training earlier this week, and Juve have now revealed that he will not be match fit in time for Saturday's encounter.

"Gigi Buffon has undergone MRI and ultrasound scans on his thigh after feeling some discomfort in Tuesday's training session," a statement on the Juventus website reads.

"The scans identified an elongation along the distal myotendinous junction of the femoral biceps in his right thigh. 

"The light injury will cause the 34-year-old to sit out Saturday’s opening championship fixture against Parma."

Saturday's match is scheduled to kick off at 20:45CET.