Tonight at 20.45 Juventus will play at home against Tottenham, in the first leg of the Champions League first knockout rounds. Juventus-Tottenham will be played at the Allianz Stadium in Turin at 8.45 pm and will be refereed by the German Felix Brych.

Match Schedule:
Juventus vs. Tottenham
Champions League 2018
Date: 13 February 2018; Time: 8.45 PM
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Torino)

There are no precedents in official matches between Juventus and Tottenham, who had already played a friendly match in the summer of 2017, in Wembley, won by Tottenham for 2 to 0. The return will be played on Wednesday, March 7, in London.

Juventus arrived at the game tonight in a good moment: in the last match of Serie A, they beat Fiorentina 2 to 0 away, even after a not brilliant match and in the previous one they had beaten Sassuolo 7-0 at home. Juventus, however, has a big problem with injuries. This will force the coach Massimiliano Allegri to deploy some reserves and to change the form, going from the traditional 4-2-1-3 to 4-3-3.

In the last Premier League game Tottenham beat Arsenal for 1 to 0. He is fifth in the standings with 52 points, 20 less than the Manchester City leaders. Coach Mauricio Pochettino has no significant injuries and will be able to line up the starting lineup, including striker Harry Kane, who is scoring with an impressive pace and is currently probably the best European striker.

Juventus is still favored for the passage of the round because it is on paper a more solid and organized team with much more experience in Europe. But it will be important to win tonight, possibly without conceding a goal: not an impossible thing, given that in the last 16 games only one goal has been scored. Another encouraging statistic for Juventus: has never lost in Europe in the last 26 games played at home, while Tottenham has won only once in the past fourteen games played away.