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Champions League: Juventus vs Porto – Team News, Lineups and Tv Guide

Juventus welcome Portuguese outfit Porto FC to the J Stadium for the 2nd leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie. The Bianconeri won the first leg at Stadio Dragao, 2-0 thanks to goals from Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves. 

 

 

Home Form Key to Juve Success

Juventus are yet to lose at home in their last 46 matches(since August 2015). And with a 2-0 advantage already secured, Juventus will be the clear favourites to go through to the quarter-finals. Argentine playmaker Paulo Dybala is in red-hot form scoring 5 in his last 6 matches. 

Juventus Team News

Midfielder Claudio Marchisio and centre-back Giorgio Chiellini are back in contention after missing Friday's clash against Milan, with Mario Mandzukic and Cuadrado (suspension) also available for selection for this game. Stefano Sturaro seems to be the only absentee with the midfielder failing to recover from an abdominal injury. 

 

 

 

Porto looking to rewrite history

The Portuguese side will become the first team to progress after a 2-0 first leg home defeat, in a Champions League tie. Also, they face the meanest defence of the Champions League too, who have let in just 2 goals this season. Porto will have to be at their exceptional best and will be looking for Andre Silva to provide them with some inspiration. 

 

Porto Team News

They will be without Alex Telles who is suspended for this game, as he was red carded in the early stages of the first leg of this tie. 

 

 

Predicted Lineups 

Juventus XI: Gianluigi Buffon; Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Barzagli, Sandro; Sami Khedira, Pjanic, Cuadrado; Mario Mandzukic, Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain

Porto XI: Casillas, Maxi Pereira, Felipe, Marcano, Layun, Danilo Pereira, Herrera, Ruben Neves, Brahimi, Andre Silva, Tiquinho Soares

 

TV Guide

You can watch the match live at 1:15 am on Wednesday, 15th March 2017 on the Ten Network. 

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