Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered the unfortunate fate of picking up an injury which has ruled him out of this Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona.
The Italian has played a major role in Juve’s run to their first European Cup final in 12 years and will be sorely missed from the spectacle as his teammates try to cope with the forward line of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Here, fanatix remembers 10 other players who cruelly missed the biggest game in club football.
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1. John Terry (Chelsea) 2012: Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (Chelsea win on penalties)
The Chelsea skipper was one of four Blues players to miss their historic win over Bayern Munich in 2012, but that didn’t stop him from infamously going up fully kitted to collect the trophy!
2. Franco Baresi (AC Milan) 1994: AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona
The Italian was another top defender who missed the biggest game in club football because of suspension. Thankfully for Baresi, he had already experienced two European Cup finals and his teammates brought home the goods anyway.