In the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League Juventus will host Porto at the Juventus Stadium this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (12:45 PM Pacific). In the first leg of this match-up Juventus, won by a score of 2-0 away from home, leaving Porto needing a victory by a three-goal margin in this match.
Juventus is undefeated in its last 12 games in all competitions, only drawing once in this span and winning 11 games. The side from Turin looked impressive in their 2-0 victory over Porto looking dominant over the Portuguese team, even looking like they held back a bit with a one-man advantage for most of the game. The two goals from ‘La Juve’ came from some unlikely sources for Massimiliano Allegri in Dani Alves and Marko Pjaca. This displayed how versatile this Juventus roster really is not needing the higher end names to step up for the club in such an important match. Of course, the defense was rigid in the game for ‘The Black and Whites’ looking impeccable in the game.
The backline has been a force for the Italian side all season, having six clean sheets in six out of the last 10 games in all competitions. Home-field advantage will also be a key factor for Juventus in this match, as ‘The Zebras’ are undefeated at the Juventus Stadium this season. The home side should be the one that moves on to the next round of the Champions League in this match, but Porto should still be able to give a good fight.
The Dragons did not look great in the first leg of this Champions League fixture being dominated and defender, Alex Telles receiving a red card in the game. The Mexican core of the team looked non-existent in the game not providing much for the Portuguese side. While Miguel Layun is likely to feature in this match with Alex Telles serving his suspension, it is unlikely that Jesus Corona or Hector Herrera get minutes in the game both recovering from injuries.
Porto has had success domestically in first place, having only lost one game all season in the Portuguese, Primeira Liga. The Champions League has also brought success for the Dragons, although having been in a fairly weak group with Leicester City being the other team to have come out of the group. This fixture almost looks impossible for Porto to come out of at this point, but after what Barcelona did against PSG last week no one can be ruled out. The match should be an interesting one in Turin, although the outcome may seem like it is already defined.
How to Watch Juventus vs Porto
The Juventus vs Porto Match will be broadcast this Tuesday March 14 at 12:45 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Fox Sports 2
Watch Live Online: Fubo TV