oday’s Champions League slate provides two mouth-watering matchups between Italian and Spanish clubs. Juventus will host Barcelona in the match of the evening, while Atletico Madrid will host AS Roma. Both matches have significant bearing on the way the Round of 16 will look.
Juventus, who are entering the match struggling after losing to Sampdoria on Sunday, will look to secure their place in the knockout stages, while Barcelona can put those plans on hold as Sporting Lisbon sits only three points behind the Bianconeri for the final spot. A loss puts Juventus in a serious pickle as Lisbon take on weak side Olympiacos, and only one goal separates the two in the first tie-breaker.
Here’s how both Juventus and Barcelona may lineup in Torino tonight:
Juventus (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Buffon; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic; Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic; Gonzalo Higuain
Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Paco Alcacer