Porto vs Juventus predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League fixture tonight

Porto host Juventus in the first leg of the teams’ Champions League last-16 tie tonight.

The clubs have previously met four times in the competition, with Juve winning three of the clashes and one ending as a stalemate.

The last two meetings came in the 2016/17 edition of the tournament, also in the round of 16, with Juventus emerging 3-0 aggregate winners with two victories. Porto will hope to make amends for those results as they pursue a place in the quarter-finals this season, knowing they face a difficult task.

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The Portuguese champions finished second in their group behind Manchester City, while Italian champions Juventus beat Barcelona to top spot in their group.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the last-16 first leg this evening.

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When is it?

The match will kick off at 8pm GMT.

How can I watch it?

The game will air live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream it live on the BT Sport website and app.

What is the team news?

Porto will be missing the injured Nanu, Zaidu Sanusi and Otavio, though Jesus Corona returned last weekend after serving a ban.

Juan Cuadrado was substituted after sustaining a muscle issue in Juventus’ last outing – a 1-0 defeat by Napoli at the weekend – so is expected to miss out here. The Italian side are also likely to be without Arthur, Paulo Dybala and Aaron Ramsey though centre-back Leonardo Bonucci could return after missing his team’s last couple of games.

Predicted line-ups

Porto: Marchesin; Manafa, Mbemba, Pepe, Sarr; Corona, Oliviera, Uribe; Diaz, Marega, Taremi

Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Chiesa, Bentancur, Rabiot, McKennie; Ronaldo, Morata


Porto: 14/5

Draw: 11/5

Juventus: 11/10

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