Juventus v Tottenham: UCL match preview

Tottenham will be heading into the game on a high after beating Arsenal 1-0 in Saturday’s north London derby.

Lucas Moura could make his Tottenham debut in their Champions League last-16 first leg tie with Juventus on Tuesday in Turin.

Toby Alderweireld has not travelled with the Tottenham squad as the decision has been taken to leave him in London where he can continue his conditioning work rather than travel to a game and sit on the bench. Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters were also left at home but Erik Lamela is in line for his first Champions League appearance of the season.

Meanwhile Blaise Matuidi could miss the game with a thigh strain he sustained during Juventus’ 7-0 win over Sassuolo earlier this month but Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa have returned to training.

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This will be the first competitive meeting between Juventus and Tottenham.

Juventus are unbeaten in their last 22 Champions League home games (W14 D8), their longest ever run without a defeat in the competition on home soil. Bayern Munich are the last team to beat them in Turin, back in April 2013 (2-0).

Juventus have lost only two of their last 19 Champions League games (v Real Madrid in last season’s final and Barcelona in this season’s group stages), winning 12 and drawing five.

Tottenham have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the second time in three appearances after 2010/11. They’ve never progressed further than the quarter-finals.

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