For the second time in a row, Barcelona look to overturn a huge first leg defeat in the Champions League knock-out stage as they welcome Juventus for the quarter final tie on Wednesday night.
Juventus might look good for a spot in the Champions League this term after earning a massive 3-0 win against Barcelona from the first leg at Turin last week. But the Catalans are coming with a reputation as a free-scoring team at home.
The Blaugrana will once against confident after overturning a 4-0 defeat at Paris with a 6-1 win at Camp Nou in the previous round. The Old Lady are a good defensive side, but they must respect a Barcelona attack who are recorded an average of 4.5 goals per game in the last 6 matches at home.
Barca’s record in this season’s Champions League is 6 wins and 3 losses from 9 matches. All the defeats had come away from home by big margins. Meanwhile, they have been lethal at home by winning all their 4 matches scoring an incredible 21 goals. The lone goal they conceded in the second leg victory over PSG is the first home goal they conceded in the competition this season.
Juventus are unbeaten in this season’s Champions League with 7 wins and 2 draws from their 9 matches so far. They kept 7 clean sheets during the process, more than other team in the competition.
Barcelona vs Juventus: Head-to-head
The head-to-head is evenly poised with the teams sharing 3 wins and 2 draws from their 8 meetings so far. Barcelona won 2 and lost 1 of their 3 home matches against Juventus.
Barcelona versus Italian teams in UEFA competitions, 47 matches – 23W-14D-10L. At Camp Nou, 20 matches – 14W-4D-2L.
Juventus against Spanish teams, 52 matches – 19W-13D-20L. In 23 away trips to Spain – 4W-5D-14L.