Juventus have been boosted by the return to fitness of Pavel Nedved for this week’s Champions League qualifier with Djurgardens.
The Czech midfielder, playing for the first time since injury curtailed his Euro 2004 tournament, managed a 45 minute run out in a friendly game against one of Juve’s youth sides on Saturday evening.
Juve coach Fabio Capello is now ready to play Nedved against Djurgardens as Juve look to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League after a 2-2 draw in the first leg.
“In my opinion Pavel is recovered. He played a good test-match,” said Capello.
“Now we are wait for two-days of hard training and I’ll value with attention his condition, but I think there won’t be any problems.”
Nedved was relieved to be back in action.
“Finally I’ve been able to play with intensity in a real match,” he said.
“The thing that makes me happy overall is that I have no pain. It’s important.
“I can’t say if I’ll play or for how long I’ll play for on Wednesday in Stockholm. Capello will decide.
“I only know that I want the qualification to Champions League, that is sure”,