Barcelona 8/15 to win against Juventus in Wednesday's Champions League battle

Mathieu axed from Barcelona squad for visit of Juventus

Mathieu axed from Barcelona squad for visit of Juventus

Juve defeated Barca 3-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie and head to Camp Nou as strong favourites to progress on Wednesday, despite the hosts' well-known powers of recovery. "We have to come out fighting at Camp Nou and play like we did in the first leg in Turin", former Madrid striker Higuain told Juve's official website. However, none of them have found the back of the net.

Juventus' last trip to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona ended in a 2-1 win, back in April 2003, courtesy of goals from Pavel Nedved and Marcelo Zalayeta. Both of those goals came from set-pieces. "We'll be looking to create opportunities to score and we're certain that we have what it takes to reach the next round".

However, feeling confident at home in front of their own fans is one thing, but will the Bianconeri withstand the pressure and the hostility with which teams are treated to in the Camp Nou?

Barcelona need to win 3-0 just to take it to extra time, whilst the away goals rule means that a single Juventus goal would put Barcelona in a position where they would need to score five to go through.

The goals from Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini were a timely reminder that glory and success can be ever so fleeting, and that the football gods who have kindly smiled down on us in the past can be fickle and vindictive. We know exactly what we need to do. "Right now, 60 per cent for us, but we have great respect for Barcelona".

Other than that, Allegri will be thankful that he has every other member of his squad available for the fixture as the Italians will have to be at their best against a Barcelona side that have shown they can overcome the most extreme odds.

But they made another shocking start in Turin last week as Paulo Dybala scored twice to put Juventus firmly in control.

- Borussia Dortmund are the top scorers in this season's Champions League (27 goals in nine games), with 30 per cent of them coming in the final 15 minutes (8).

However, Barcelona have lost three of their last six Champions League games, as many losses as in their previous 26 games under Luis Enrique.

After failing to reach the last four of the Champions League from 2003/04 to 2013/14, Juventus now have the chance to make the semis for the second time in the last three seasons (after 2014/15).

Juventus have won their last five games in the Champions League, the current longest run in the competition and the Old Lady's joint-longest.

Juventus have designs on sweeping the board with a treble this season.

- The first leg saw the first ever instance of two teenagers scoring in the same Champions League knockout game (Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe).

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