Champions League: Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Champions League fixture at Juventus Stadium

Richard Mills
Monday 23 February 2015 13:09
Comments

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Turin hoping to make it four wins in a row in all competitions when they face Italian giants Juventus on Tuesday.

The Germans, boosted by Marco Reus’ contract extension, will hope to rekindle their impressive Champions League form where they scored 14 goals, disposing of Anderlecht, Galatasaray and Arsenal in impressive fashion.

Much of their improved recent form is down to striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hot scoring streak of four goals in three games and the frontman will hope to add to his scoring tall against the Old Lady’s defence which has looked shaky recently.

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri’s side have not lost in Serie A since losing to Genoa in October and currently boast a nine point advantage at the top of the table, looking for a fourth consecutive league title.

Juventus, top of the table, have not lost in Serie A since October

The hosts welcomed back the influential Arturo Vidal to training at the weekend following a minor injury and Klopp will hope Erik Durm, Jakub laszczykowski, Mats Hummels and Jeremy Dudziak will recover from their recent flu bugs.

18 years ago these two sides met in the final of the competition where Dortmund ran out 3-1 winners and a repeat performance for the Germans will strengthen the resolve to beat the drop even more.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Dortmund 3 (Riedle 2, Ricken) Juventus 1 (Del Piero), Champions League, May 1997

Juventus 1 (Del Piero) Dortmund 2 (Zorc, Ricken), Champions League, November 1995

Dortmund 1 (Moller) Juventus 3 (Padovano, Del Piero, Conte), Champions League, September 1995

STATS…

Juventus are looking to reach only their second quarter final in this competition since 2006.

The Bianconeri have lost just once in their last 15 European home fixtures at their new stadium.

The Italians have won 14 times against Bundesliga clubs at home, drawing two and losing five.

Dortmund have won five of their previous seven Champions League away clashes but have won just four times in 14 attempts in Italy, last winning in the 2008/9 season.

ODDS…

Juventus to win: 2.05

Borussia Dortmund to win: 3.6

Draw: 3.4

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 and 5 at 7.45pm on Tuesday

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in