A look forward to Juventus v Barcelona and Dortmund v Monaco on Tuesday, plus Atltico Madrid v Leicester and Bayern v Real Madrid on Wednesday
In a repeat of the 2015 final, Juventus will be hoping to exact revenge on a Barcelona side that lost at Mlaga at the weekend. Their 2-0 defeat was the latest in a long line of underwhelming results away from home Barcelona, who havent won more than two games in a row on the road since September. Their most memorable disappointment, of course, came in Paris before they completed a remarkable comeback to reach this stage.
The Old Lady have a formidable record at home, where they have not lost all season. Nevertheless, Massimiliano Allegris team have struggled to transfer their dominance in Serie A to the Champions League, with both Sevilla and Lyon able to steal a point in Turin. Their European games have generally been tight, low-scoring affairs. Barcelona have scored 25 goals in their Champions League matches this season, almost twice as many as their hosts (14), though Juventus have the tightest defence in the competition, having conceded just two goals in their eight games so far.
Whats more, the Serie A champions come into the game with a clean bill of health, while Andr Gomes who has underwhelmed since a move to Camp Nou is likely to come in for the suspended Sergio Busquets for Barcelona. That could afford Paulo Dybala the sort of space in which he thrives, with 12 of his 14 goals this season coming at home. Dani Alves will also be keen to impress against his former club.