Juventus carry a two-goal aggregate lead into the second leg of their Champions League tie with Porto.
Their task may not be as difficult as that which Barcelona faced at home to Paris Saint-Germain last week, but Porto certainly have a mountain to climb if they’re to make it through into the Champions League quarterfinals. The Portuguese outfit held out for over 70 minutes in the first leg of their tie with Juventus late last month, only to concede two away goals in as many minutes.
That means that they need to score at least twice away in Turin on Tuesday if they’re to stand any chance of making it into the knockout stages. Against one of the most notoriously stubborn defences in Europe, that’s certainly not an easy task. What’s more, history is not on Porto’s side: only twice in this tournament’s history has a side overturned a first-leg home defeat to win the tie.
How to watch, stream, and listen
Date and time: Tuesday, March 14; 3:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
TV: Fox Sports 2 (U.S.); TSN3 (Canada); BT Sport 3 (U.K.)
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Three big things to know
1. Juve will be without midfielder Stefano Sturaro, who is yet to play this month with a stomach injury. They’re also waiting on the fitness of veteran centre-back Giorgio Chiellini, who failed to feature in Juve’s win at home to Milan on the weekend courtesy of a thigh problem.
2. Porto are waiting on the fitness of their Mexican double-act of Héctor Herrera and Jesús Corona. The former has been suffering with a foot problem, while an ankle injury has ruled the latter out of the last few matches. Coach Nuno may not run the risk of playing them here.
3. These sides have met in the Champions League before, back in the first group stage of the 2001-02 edition. Juve were held to a goalless draw in Porto, only to win the reverse fixture 3-1; among the scorers that day were club legends Alessandro Del Piero and David Trezeguet.