Serie A Teams Re-Submit UEFA Lists for European Competitions

Juventus, Atalanta, Lazio, Milan, Roma and Napoli, which will soon resume playing in Champions and Europa League, have officially submitted their UEFA lists after the end of the January window. As always, the fact that they must feature eight players grown in Italy, four of which within the club, or leave some open spots if that is not possible, has caused some notable exclusions.

That was not the case for the Bianconeri, which did not make any addition in the past month, and simply removed Manolo Portanova, while Sami Khedira had already been frozen out in October.

Atalanta were in a pickle: they substituted Johan Mojica with Joakim Maehle and then opted to leave out  Viktor Kovalenko to reintroduce center-back Bosko Sutalo, despite the fact that the newcomer from Shakhtar Donetsk is their most experienced player in international competitions and is used the same role of Alejandro Gomez.

Lazio made two changes due to injuries: Luiz Felipe will miss up to two months and has been substituted by Mateo Musacchio, while Senad Lulic returned and took Djavan Anderson’s spot.

Milan were one of the most active sides in January but lost an Italian player in Andrea Conti without bringing one in: Mario Mandzukic, Fikayo Tomori and Soualiho Meite made the cut at the expense of Jens Petter Hauge, who had his best showings in Europa League.

Despite the recent frictions with Paulo Fonseca, Edin Dzeko has indeed been included, like Stephan El Shaarawy, while the rarely utilized Federico Fazio and Juan Jesus and recently signed Bryan Reynolds have not. Faouzi Ghoulam resumed being part of Napoli’s squad thanks to the departures of Fernando Llorente and Kevin Malcuit.