Can you hear that? It’s the Champions League, that’s getting closer and closer in big steps. The excitement is rising, while Borussia Dortmund go up against Juventus in the most prestigious cup on Tuesday. So you are in for a real treat as we embrace the perks of the football collective! We’ll make sure you get both sides of the coin, as the yellow wall teams up with our Juventus partner blog juvefc.com and cover the tie for you from both sides. To warm up, we’ve asked the guys from Juve FC some questions ahead of the game.
I think Juventus are favourites, but not by as big a margin as some would have you believe. We’ve got a very strong home record and the Juve Stadium has become a real fortress for us over the last few seasons so i’d hope to see us capitalise in the first leg and take at least 2 goals with us to the away-leg in Germany.
Dortmund’s league form might not be the best but they seem to have turned a corner in the weeks since Christmas so it’ll take a strong Juve performance to progress to the Quarter-finals. Dortmund scored 14 and conceded just 4 goals in the group stages so it far from straight-foward for us.
At the time of writing, Juventus are 6 points clear at the top of the table with the possibility of extending the lead to 9 if we win tonight against Cesena. March is going to be a really important month for us as we’ll play Roma (currently in 2nd) after we play Dortmund as well as a tricky tie against Fiorentina in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia. Serie A is always important for a club like Juventus but thankfully we have a big enough squad to make a concerted effort in more than one competition so my hope is that we’re able to push ourselves in both the league and the Champions League.How do you think Allegri will approach Dortmund’s pressing and pace – Will Juve try to control the games or will they be on the outlook for counter attacks?
Weak spots: Where do you see Dortmund’s weaknesses/Where do you fear Juve will get exposed?
Hot and cold? Which Juve player is currently on a hot streak? / Who’s cause for concern?