Borussia Dortmund must improve on a 100% losing record at home to Juventus to stay in the UEFA Champions League when the teams meet in their second leg in Germany.
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Borussia Dortmund need to improve on a losing home record against Juventus to extend their UEFA Champions League campaign into a third successive quarter-final.
• Beaten 2-1 in Turin on 24 February, Dortmund have lost each of their three previous home games against Juventus.
• Fans of the Bundesliga side will prefer to remember the clubs' 1996/97 UEFA Champions League final meeting when Dortmund beat Juventus to record their first and only European Cup triumph to date.
• It was in Munich 18 years ago that Dortmund shocked Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final. Substitute Lars Ricken – now Dortmund's youth co-ordinator – scored the third goal in their 3-1 triumph after Alessandro Del Piero had replied to Karl-Heinz Riedle's first-half double. Michael Zorc, today Dortmund's sport director, was a late substitute.
• The final lineups on 28 May 1997 were:
Dortmund: Klos, Kohler, Kree, Sammer, Reuter, Lambert, Möller (Zorc 89), Sousa, Heinrich, Chapuisat (Ricken 70), Riedle (Herrlich 67).
Juventus: Peruzzi, Porrini (Del Piero 46), Montero, Ferrara, Iuliano, Di Livio, Jugović, Deschamps, Zidane, Vieri (Amoruso 71), Bokšić (Tacchinardi 87).
• Ricken and Zorc each scored when Dortmund won 2-1 at Juventus in the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League group stage, yet the Bianconeri won the reverse fixture 3-1 in Germany.
• Juventus also won in Dortmund when crushing BVB 6-1 on aggregate in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup final (3-1 a, 3-0 h). They did the same (4-3 agg) when the teams reconvened in the semi-final of the same competition in 1994/95 (2-2 h, 2-1 a).
• Jürgen Klopp's men are in the last 16 for the third year running after finishing ahead of Arsenal FC at the top of Group D.
• Dortmund are unbeaten at home in the 2014/15 competition and have won 11 of their last 14 UEFA Champions League home games.
• Dortmund won their last home fixture against Serie A visitors – 3-1 against SSC Napoli in last term's group stage, with Marco Reus (pen), Jakub Błaszczykowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring.
• Their overall home record against Italian sides is W5 D3 L6. Three of those six defeats were inflicted by Juventus.
• Dortmund have won eight of the 14 UEFA competition ties in which they lost the first leg away from home. Most recently they beat Real Madrid CF 2-0 in last season's quarter-final second leg, but bowed out having lost 3-0 in Spain.
• Dortmund's shoot-out record in UEFA competition is W2 L2:
3-4 v Udinese Calcio, 2008/09 UEFA Cup first round
2-4 v Club Brugge KV, 2003/04 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
3-1 v Rangers FC, 1999/2000 UEFA Cup third round
6-5 v AJ Auxerre, 1992/93 UEFA Cup semi-finals
• After advancing as Group A runners-up behind Club Atlético de Madrid, Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus are looking to reach only their second UEFA Champions League quarter-final since 2006. Their most recent appearance at this stage came in 2012/13 when they defeated Celtic FC (5-0 agg).
• Juventus had gone six away matches in the UEFA Champions League without a win – losing five of them – prior to their 2-0 success at Malmö FF on matchday five.
• The two-time winners last visited Germany for a 2-0 defeat at FC Bayern München in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
• Juve's overall away record against Bundesliga clubs is W8 D5 L8. Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet when they last won in Germany, 1-0 at Bayern in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League group stage.
• Juventus have a strong record in two-legged encounters with German sides: P15 W12 L3.
• The Italian champions have also won 31 of the 39 UEFA competition ties in which they won the home first leg, including all three where that initial score was 2-1.
• Juve's shoot-out record in UEFA competition is W3 L3:
2-3 v AC Milan, 2002/03 UEFA Champions League final
4-2 v AFC Ajax, 1995/96 UEFA Champions League final
1-3 v Real Madrid CF, 1986/87 European Cup second round
4-2 v Argentinos Juniors, 1985 European/South American Cup final
1-4 v Widzew Łódź, 1980/81 UEFA Cup second round
3-0 v Ajax, 1977/78 European Cup quarter-final
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• Ciro Immobile made three substitute appearances for Juventus in Serie A and another in the UEFA Champions League between 2009 and 2010. He later scored against them for Genoa CFC in a 3-1 loss in 2012/13, while with Torino FC last term he suffered two 1-0 derby defeats against Juve.
• Arturo Vidal played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen from 2007–11; his record in eight games against Dortmund was W1 D3 L4.
• Mats Hummels hit the only goal as Germany beat Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba's France in the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter final.
• Hummels scored past Buffon in Germany's 1-1 friendly draw in Italy in November 2013. Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio and substitute Angelo Ogbonna also appeared for Italy; Sven Bender and Marco Reus featured as substitutes for Germany.
• That same group of Juventus players minus Ogbonna but including Giorgio Chiellini helped Italy beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final.
• Buffon and Pirlo also played in Italy's 2-0 triumph over a Germany side including Kehl in the 2006 World Cup semi-final in Dortmund.
• Shinji Kagawa scored past Buffon in Japan's 4-3 loss to Italy at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
• Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored past Buffon in Armenia's 3-1 home reverse against Italy in a 2014 World Cup qualifier in October 2012, with Pirlo among the Azzurri scorers. Mkhitaryan found the net again in the 2-2 return draw in Naples.
• Stephan Lichtsteiner scored for Switzerland in a 5-3 friendly win over Germany in May 2012; Hummels and Reus scored for Germany.
• Álvaro Morata was a substitute in Real Madrid's 3-0 first-leg win over Dortmund in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
• Carlos Tévez lost 1-0 at Dortmund with Manchester City FC in the 2012/13 group stage.
• Barzagli won the 2008/09 Bundesliga during a two-and-a-half year spell at VfL Wolfsburg (2008–11).
• Aubameyang started his career in Milan's youth system.
• Other player links:
Pirlo and Allegri with Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Milan 2010/11);
Evra and Kagawa (Manchester United FC 2012-14);
Morata and Nuri Şahin (Real Madrid 2011/12).
• Dortmund were bottom of the Bundesliga at the start of February but 14 points from a possible 18 have sent them up to tenth.
• Aubameyang has scored five goals in his last seven outings; Reus has struck five in eight.
• Kevin Grosskreutz has been out since tearing a thigh muscle on 4 February.
• Erik Durm has not played a competitive game in 2015 because of adductor problems and fever but has turned out for the reserves twice this month.
• Nuri Şahin has missed Dortmund's last three games with an adductor problem, while Matthias Ginter has been struggling with a knock.
• Four days after the first leg Dortmund won the Ruhr derby 3-0 at home to FC Schalke 04, with Mkhitaryan on target for the first time in the Bundesliga this season. Kehl (out since 17 January, shoulder) and Sven Bender (7 January, knee) returned to action as late substitutes.
• Dortmund booked their place in the German Cup quarter-finals on 3 March with a 2-0 win at third-tier SG Dynamo Dresden. They host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on 7 April.
• Łukasz Piszczek is out with an ankle injury suffered in the first leg.
• Lichtsteiner, Morata, Pogba, Roberto Pereyra and Vidal are all a booking away from a ban.
• Juventus are 11 matches unbeaten away from home, winning seven.
• Pirlo has not played since the first leg against Dortmund because of a calf injury.
• The Bianconeri's 47-match unbeaten run at home, since a 2-0 defeat by Bayern on 10 April 2013, ended when they lost 2-1 to ACF Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg on 5 March. The return is on 7 April.
• Juve were held 1-1 by second-placed AS Roma on 2 March, despite leading 1-0 with their opponents down to ten men inside 26 minutes.
• Pogba's late strike earned a 1-0 win at home to US Sassuolo Calcio on 9 March. It was his seventh goal of the current Serie A campaign, equalling his personal high for a season.
• Andrea Barzagli came on for the last three minutes against Sassuolo, his first competitive outing for nine months after a heel problem.
• Martín Cáceres is out with a broken ankle suffered in training on 8 March.
• Kwadwo Asamoah (knee) and Rômulo (thigh) are long-term absentees and were both cut from Juve's UEFA Champions League list.