Monday, February 23, 2015

Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund
Competition: Champions League, 2014/2015 - Round of 16 (first leg)
Match date: Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Kick Off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Juventus Arena, Torino, Italy

Juventus team is one of the teams with quality enough to be a possible threat when it comes to winning the UCL title. On good days they can play incredible football with great stars like Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo. Generally italian football have taken a hit the previous years, but Juventus have maintained their level. That is why they are about to win the italian Serie A once again. Juventus are undefeated in the past 10 games, which includes seven wins. They are especially strong at home, where they have won five games in a row. Juventus advanced to the knockout phase with a 2nd place in a group with Atletico Madrid, Olympiakos and Malmö. Carlos Tevez will be a key player in this match, as he is their top goalscorer with 19 goals in all competitions. The Old Lady won their last game against Atalanta with 2-1, and they will aim for another one here, but it will be a tough one against the Germans.
Borussia Dortmund team have had a mixed season so far. They were fantastic in the UCL group phase, where they conquered Arsenal, Anderlecht and Galatasaray. On the other hand they were in the relegation zone in the Bundesliga earlier this season. Jürgen Klopp have turned things around though. Dortmund have now won the three last games, and they are about to move up in the Bundesliga table. Die Schwarzgelben are showing signs of their previous level. It is mainly due to the fact that all the important players are back in action. Especially the return of Marco Reus has made a difference. He extended his contract with the club not so long time ago, and he has scored in three consecutive games. Reus is a world class player, and he will certainly cause the italian defence some trouble. Borussia Dortmund are back at their best. They have scored 10 goals in the past three games, and we might witness a surprise in this game with Dortmund as clear underdogs.

Probable lineups:
-Juventus (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio; Vidal; Tevez, Morata.
-Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Gundogan, Sahin; Kampl, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Aubameyang.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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