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Champions League factfile: Juventus need to know

LEAGUE LEADERS: Juventus line-up ahead of their Champions League clash with Lyon

LEAGUE LEADERS: Juventus line-up ahead of their Champions League clash with Lyon

Man City discover their Champions League last 16 opponents on Monday. Juventus are one of the potentials...

Stadium

Juventus Stadium

Manager

Massimiliano Allegri

Qualification results

Juventus finished top of Group H with 14 points, above second-placed Sevilla (11), Lyon (8) and Dinamo Zagreb (0).

They qualified for this season’s competition as Serie A champions in in the 2015/16 campaign.

Champions League 2016/17 top scorer

Gonzalo Higuaín (3)

Domestic league position

1st

Season so far

Juve are currently top of Serie A - four points ahead of second-placed Roma - and are chasing their sixth consecutive title. Later today they play rivals Torino at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino. They have won 12 and lost three of their 15 league games so far and are once again the dominant side in Italian football.

Their progression from Group H of the Champions League was impressive. They won four and drew two of their six matches, finishing top, three points ahead of Sevilla.

They would provide City with a formidable test should the Blues draw them on Monday. 

Previous meetings

The two sides have locked horns six times – four in the Europa League (twice in 1976 and twice in 2010) and on two occasions in the Champions League.

In the 2015/16 season, the pair were placed together in Group D alongside Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach.

At the Etihad Stadium, goals from Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata handed the Italians a 2-1 win. City’s strike came courtesy of a Giorgio Chiellini own-goal.

In Italy, Mandzukic bagged the winner in a 1-0 triumph.

City links

Carlos Tevez was a fine player for City, helping the club to the 2011 FA Cup, their first major trophy in 35 years, and the 2012 Premier League title.

He moved to Juventus in the summer of 2013, winning two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia, as well as helping them to the 2015 Champions League final where they lost to Barcelona.

Best European performance

Winners (1985, 1996)




The Champions League last 16 draw will take place on Monday 12 December, from 11am GMT, in Nyon, Switzerland.

We will have full coverage of the draw live on mancity.com as it happens.

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