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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2016-17 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg Juventus Vs FC Porto Tuesday March 14,2017

Juventus welcome back striker Mario Mandzukic (illness) and winger Juan Cuadrado (suspension) as they take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of the last-16 Champions League tie with Porto.

Centre-back Giorgio Chiellini and midfielder Claudio Marchisio are both doubtful for the Italian champions.
Porto are looking to become the first team to progress in a Champions League tie after a 2-0 first-leg home defeat.
Left-back Alex Telles is suspended after being sent off in Portugal
Juventus are heavy favourites to reach only their second quarter-final in four years after goals from Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves in Porto.
  • Juventus are unbeaten against Porto, winning three and drawing one.
  • Juve have avoided defeat in 10 of their past 11 Champions League knockout games at home, winning six and drawing four.
  • Porto have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the seventh time in their past 10 attempts.
  • However, Porto have only progressed past the round of 16 once in their last six Champions League attempts.
  • No team has conceded fewer goals than Juventus this season in the Champions League, letting in only two in seven matches.
  • Juventus right-back Dani Alves has scored two goals in his past five Champions League games, as many as in his previous 34 in the competition.
  • Juve striker Gonzalo Higuain has scored only two goals in 21 Champions League knockout games. In the group stages, he's netted 13 goals in 38 games.
  • Porto striker Andre Silva has been directly involved in two thirds of Porto's goals in this season's Champions League, scoring four and assisting two

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