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Juventus vs Porto Champions League preview: where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news

Where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news for the round of 16 second leg.

Andrea Pirlo oversees training on Monday
Andrea Pirlo oversees training on Monday Juventus FC via Getty Images

Juventus host Porto in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on 9 March at 21:00 CET.

Juve vs Porto build-up

What happened in the first leg?

Highlights: Porto 2-1 Juventus (2 mins)
Highlights: Porto 2-1 Juventus (2 mins)

Porto took the lead inside just two minutes through Mehdi Taremi and were two up soon after half-time thanks to Moussa Marega, but Federico Chiesa's late away goal leaves the tie in the balance.

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Form guide

Juventus
Form
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Latest: Juventus 3-1 Lazio, 06/03
Next: Juventus vs Porto (UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg), 09/03
Where they stand: 3rd in Serie A

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Porto

Form
: WLDWWD
Latest: Gil Vicente 0-2 Porto, 06/03
Next: Juventus vs Porto (UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg), 09/03
Where they stand: 2nd in Liga

Possible line-ups

Flashback: The last time Juventus met Porto
Flashback: The last time Juventus met Porto

Juventus: Szczęsny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Chiesa, Rabiot, Arthur, Ramsey; Morata, Ronaldo

Porto: Marchesín; Manafá, Pepe, Mbemba, Zaidu; Sérgio Oliveira, Uribe, Otávio, Corona; Marega, Taremi

Expert predictions

Paolo Menicucci, Juventus reporter: Juventus have several issues with players out or just returning from injuries, especially in central midfield. Still, their weekend victory against Lazio was convincing (even without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo), Álvaro Morata marking his return to the starting line-up with two goals. It was "the best Juve performance of the season" according to Arrigo Sacchi, and a fresh and eager CR7 is exactly what you want when you need goals.

Carlos Machado, Porto reporter: That 2-1 lead is a slender one, but Porto's performance at the Estádio do Dragão showed they can stand up to this Juventus side. They outplayed the Italian side for much of the game, and had a great chance to make it 3-0. Cristiano Ronaldo and friends will be in attack mode in the return leg, but Porto will be ready for them, and alive to any opportunities that might come their way.

View from the camps

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo
Juventus coach Andrea PirloJuventus FC via Getty Images

Andrea Pirlo, Juventus coach: "The result is open. We will have to be clever in knowing how to manage the match to qualify. This is a decisive match for our Champions League campaign. We will have to play a very skilful game, because we are up against a very compact team, with two very narrow lines, and with little space and little time to think. It will take technique and patience."

Sérgio Conceição, Porto coach: “We are going to do everything we can to qualify. It is 11 against 11, plus the five substitutes, and those players will certainly do everything to they can to honour the badge they wear on their chests. The history of Porto in this competition is very rich and great. We have prepared in the best way to get a positive result that, and for a club like Porto, that can only be a victory."

Match stats and facts