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Paul Pogba hasn’t featured for Juventus in the Champions League but could now face Manchester United reunion in the Europa League as Old Lady crashes out at Benfica


Juventus pulled out of the Champions League before Paul Pogba could even play a game for the club.

Pogba hasn’t even played a single minute since returning to Serie A after a rather acrimonious exit from Manchester United.

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Pogba is back at Juventus, but has yet to play a game

He left the Red Devils on a free transfer after exhausting his contract.

Now the 29-year-old may be on a collision course to meet his former club next year.

Juve made an exit from the Champions League group stages by losing a thriller 4-3 to Benfica on Tuesday night, a game that was bizarrely played out without goal-line technology.

It meant Benfica secured a place in the knockout stages, with the Italian side suffering their first group stage exit since 2013/14.

It was also the first time they had lost four group stage matches in a single season, with one game still to play.

They will now move on to the Europa League unless Juve lose to PSG next week and Maccabi Haifa score a point against Benfica.

Allegri's side have lost four Champions League group stage matches

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Allegri’s side have lost four Champions League group stage matches

Pogba spent six years at United, having paid £89million for him

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Pogba spent six years at United, having paid £89million for him


The Serie A giants will enter the Round of 16, with the Europa League group winners advancing directly to the Round of 16.

The teams that finish second will play the Champions League teams that finish third in their groups.

As things stand, Manchester United are second in their group and four points behind leaders Real Sociedad.

These round of 16 will be played next year after the World Cup, when Pogba will certainly be back in form.

He had to have surgery for a torn meniscus and only recently returned to training.



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