Sandro warns Juventus of Higuain and AC Milan threat

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 29: Gonzalo Higuain (C) of AC Milan celebrates his goal with his team-mates during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SPAL at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 29, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro is wary of the threat that a determined Gonzalo Higuain and AC Milan will provide in the upcoming Suppercoppa Italiana final in Saudi Arabia

Last time out, Juventus emerged 2-0 victors at the San Siro in November through goals from Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Higuain, who’s on loan from Juventus, was sent off against his parent club after missing a penalty and will likely be looking to settle an old score against his employers this time around after being forced out last summer.

As for Milan, a run of three wins in their last four games marks a sign of improvement with the club even announcing their capture of the highly-rated Lucas Paqueta this month.

“The final is always a different type of game,” Sandro told La Domenica Sportiva, via Football-Italia.

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“it’s always a one-legged match and it’s a game that’s close to our return from the winter break, when we’re not even 100 per cent yet.

“Playing in Jeddah? I’ve been there with Brazil already and I think the Saudis have taken a step forward.

“They have a different fan base and culture, but I think it’ll be a good Final. I think Higuain wants to have a big game against us, but we must also be wary of Milan’s other players.

“They also have Paqueta, who’s a good player because technically he’s very strong.”

The final between Juventus and Milan will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday with kick-off set for 18:30 (CET).