Barcelona’s will have to show the same spirit they displayed during their PSG comeback if they are to get past a rampant Juve side on Tuesday night.

Juventus, alongside Real Madrid, are unbeaten in this season’s Champions League and are currently on the competition’s best run, having won their last four outings.

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The Old Lady enters this game on top of Serie A, six points clear of their nearest rivals Roma, whilst Barca are playing catch up on Real Madrid in La Liga after their 2-0 defeat to Malaga at the weekend.

In Monday’s press conference Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted that his side with find it nearly impossible to keep Barcelona from hitting the back of the net. However, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez all misfired during their weekend defeat, with Neymar receiving an addition blow by being sent off.

“It’s impossible to think about playing two 0-0 draws and winning on penalties,” Allegri told reporters.

“All the four or five attacking players will play, I don’t see any reason why we should have to do without them.

“It’s a great challenge and we have to play with the confidence that we can beat Barcelona,” said Allegri.

TEAM NEWS:

Barcelona are set to welcome Andres Iniesta back to the starting line-up after starting on the bench at the week.

Gerard Pique will be available alongside Ivan Rakitic following their domestic bans, but Serio Busquets will be side-lined with suspension.

By Börkur Sigurbjörnsson from Barcelona (F C B) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
On the injury side, Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal and Rafinha will all be unavailable.

Juventus have injuries of their own to consider as Marko Pjaca as he will be out for the remainder of the season after suffering knee ligament damage while on International duty with Croatia.

 

STATS:

Juventus haven’t conceded a goal in an impressive 351 minutes, with Sevilla’s Nico Pareja being the last player to find the Turin nets, back in November.

Juventus have conceded just two goals in the competitions this season, fewer than any other side. Both goals came from set-pieces.

Bayern Munich are the last team to beat Juventus at home in the Champions League, back in April 2013 (2-0). Since, Juve are unbeaten in their last 17 Champions League home games (W10 D7), their longest ever run without a defeat in the competition at home.

If you’re for betting on goal scorers then we wish you good luck! Juventus’ last eight goals in the Champions League have been scored by eight different players. Take your pick.

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