Suspended Juventus trio Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur return to training ahead of crucial clash with Napoli after they were fined by police for attending an illegal party at the American star’s home
- Weston McKennie Paulo Dybala and Arthur have returned to Juventus training
- The trio were suspended for attending an illegal party at McKennie’s home
- All three players missed the 2-2 draw in the Turin derby with Torino on Saturday
- Andrea Pirlo needs his strongest squad available to face Napoli on Thursday
Juventus trio Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur will be recalled for Thursday’s clash with Napoli after they were left out of the squad for the Turin derby against Torino for attending an illegal party.
The three players were fined by police for violating lockdown rules and were heavily sanctioned by the Serie A club after McKennie hosted 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 training on Sunday.
Juventus trio Weston McKennie (above), Paulo Dybala and Arthur will be recalled for Thursday’s clash with Napoli after they were suspended for attending an illegal party
Arthur (left) and Dybala (right) both attended the party at McKennie’s home on Wednesday
The police broke up the party on Wednesday night at around 11:30pm.
Under current coronavirus rules in Italy, private parties have been banned – with a nationwide curfew in place currently from 10pm until 5am.
The police were called to McKennie’s house by neighbours, who were annoyed by the noise levels.
Andrea Pirlo needs his strongest squad available with his team 12 points behind Inter Milan
According to Italian publication Tuttosport, the police waited outside the American forward’s house for an hour before they were eventually let inside.
Juve were furious with the players and took action against all three. The club felt particularly let down by Dybala with the hierarchy keen to offload him in the summer.
However, Pirlo needs his strongest squad available for Thursday’s important fixture.
Napoli’s victory over Crotone put them level on points with Juve as Pirlo’s side could only manage a 2-2 draw with Torino.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a 79th minute equaliser to salvage a point after Antonio Sanabria scored twice to cancel out Federico Chiesa’s opener.
That result level the Old Lady 12 points behind leaders Inter Milan and facing a battle to qualify for the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw with Torino on Saturday