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Porto seek the miracle in an impregnable Juventus Stadium

Juventus have played 20 consecutive matches in Europe without knowing defeat. Porto needs to reverse the 0-2 of the first leg. Casillas and Buffon meet again.

Juventus vs Oporto Champions League
Juventus vs Oporto Champions League March 14 2017

After the controversial but very deserved victory against Milan, who defended their lead in Serie A, Juventus tonight against Oporto seeks to advance to the quarterfinals that they have missed for two years, when they finished the season in the final against Barcelona. The result of the away (0-2 in O Dragao) puts the story in favor of the Bianconeri: only twice in the European Cup a team that fell in their stadium in the first leg got the comeback.

Doing so at Juventus Stadium (where the Vecchia Signora won all the league games this season) is even more complicated: the Bianconeri have had 20 consecutive European games without losing in Turin, and in this Champions has hardly conceded two goals. Everything points to a quiet night for Allegri, who nevertheless does not trust his rival and will play with the starting eleven: the Fantastic 5 come back, with Mandzukic and Cuadrado in the bands, while in defense Chiellini seems recovered and Allegri bets on a defense of four at the back.

While Porto, who in the Portuguese league is unbeatable (has won nine consecutive victories and has not lost since August) recovered yesterday the Mexicans Héctor Herrera and Jesus Corona, who had suffered physical problems, the midfielder could even start. Nuno is aware of the difficulties of the match, but was confident in the press conference. Nevertheless, it counts on a Tiquinho Soares who is playing gracefully at the moment. He has scored in every game he has played since his arrival in the winter market (nine goals in six games), except Juve. Look for revenge …