Claudio Marchisio begins final preparations ahead of his return to action and Marchisio scored in a 45-minute friendly. And also left a message on his Instagram profile

“Another day of training full of emotions, playing a game which made me feel, again, unique sensations!”

Marchisio may be called up for this weekend’s clash with Udinese, but it’s unlikely he would be featured for anything other than an a stoppage time cameo.

Also, Marko Pjaca and Giorgio Chiellini are healthy enough to train apart from the group but are likely to miss out on the trip to Udinese.

Leonardo Bonucci has been given two days of leave for an undisclosed reason.