Tottenham v Juventus: UCL Match Preview


Spurs look to reach Champions League quarter-finals.

The tie is evenly poised after Spurs came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in the first leg in Turin.

Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham to show a positive mentality when they face Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Wembley on Wednesday. Spurs have only previously reached the quarter-finals of the competition once, back in 2010/11, while Juventus have made the final in two of the last three seasons.

Toby Alderweireld will miss out for Tottenham due to a hamstring injury while full-back Serge Aurier is suspended.

Juve have recorded three successive 1-0 wins after the 2-2 draw in the first leg while Spurs have won three of their four games.

Mario Mandzukic, Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi all miss out for Juventus. However, Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia De Sciglio are in the squad. Paulo Dybala is also expected to start after missing the first leg due to injury.

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  • Tottenham are one of three teams still unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, alongside Barcelona and Liverpool.
  • Tottenham have won their last four games at Wembley in the Champions League, their longest ‘home’ run in the competition. They have also scored exactly three goals in each of those games.
  • Juventus have lost only one of their last seven away games in the Champions League knockout stages (W3 D3), keeping a clean sheet in each of their last three outings.

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