Saturday 15 December 2018

Juventus determinded to avenge Barca rout

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. Photo: Getty Images
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. Photo: Getty Images

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Juventus and Barcelona go head-to-head in Turin tonight, with the Italian champions determined to avenge their 3-0 drubbing at the Nou Camp in September.

Group D leaders Barca need just a point to clinch their place in the last 16, while a draw would also be good enough for second-placed Juve should Sporting Lisbon fail beat Olympiakos.

Barca have never won in Juve's backyard, where they lost 3-0 in last season's quarter-finals, but they will be encouraged by their opponents' recent poor form.

Juventus - chasing a seventh successive Scudetto - are currently four points behind Serie A leaders Napoli following last Sunday's surprise loss to Sampdoria.

La Liga leaders Barcelona, on the other hand, are flying under new coach Ernesto Valverde, notching 11 wins and a draw from 12 league games.

  • Juventus v Barcelona, Live RTÉ2, 7.45

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