UEFA Champions League 2017/18 - Barcelona vs Juventus Preview

When? Tuesday 12th September, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Camp Nou

What channel is it on? BT Sport Extra

Are tickets still available? https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Sports-Tickets/Football/European-Premier-Leagues/Spanish-Premier-League/FC-Barcelona-Tickets/E-2355275

Barcelona have won this competition five times before – 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

Juventus have won this competition twice before - 1985 and 1996. They also have the unwanted record of the most defeats in a final (seven).

The two sides met in the 2015 final, a match that saw Barcelona end up lifting the trophy by virtue of their 3-1 victory in Berlin.

The two clubs have met more recently though, with Juventus exacting some revenge with a 3-0 aggregate victory in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals. A 3-0 win at the Stadio delle Alpi was then backed up with a defensive masterclass at Camp Nou, as a second leg stalemate saw the Italian side progress to the semi-finals.

There is very little to split these two clubs in terms of head-to-head meetings. In the nine previous matches they have played against each other – the record is Barcelona W3, Juventus W3, D3.

This will be Ernesto Valverde’s first Champions League game in charge of Barcelona.

Barcelona scored 20 goals in the group stage last season – an average of 3.33 per game, whilst Juventus scored 11 goals in the group stage last season – an average of 1.83 per game.