Juventus will continue its series without losing Tottenham
Italian hegemony Juventus is taking Tottenham in the first match of the Champions League 1/8 final tonight in Turin. The duo is the first between the two clubs in the European Tournaments, and before the season they played the Wembley control, won by the English with 2: 0.
The collision between the two teams this evening is very interesting. Juventus is in a series of 16 games without defeat in all tournaments, having only scored one goal since December 30. The Spurs with Tottenham will miss one of the champions in the defense – Andrea Bardzali, but the rest of the defense shaft headed by Giorgio Cielini are in line.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri has experimented with the defense during the season and has a wealth of options ahead of him. Against the spurs, Juventus will be without Bless Matthew, for whom Stefano Sturopo and Claudio Marquisio will argue. At the top of the attack, a well-known performer like Gonzalo Iguain will act, and support will be provided by Mario Manjukic and Douglas Kosta. The big break away from the bikonkers is Paulo Diballa, who is permanently injured.
Against the powerful defense of “Old Lady”, one of the most recent strikers at the moment – Harry Kane, who is in terrible form, has scored 36 goals in 37 games in all tournaments. Tottenham fights for the top 4 in England, which will provide him with a place in the Champions League and in the new season. “Spurs” have shown their place in the tournament, winning six of their last seven matches in the tournament.
The problems facing manager Mauriceio Pocetino are defense-related after it became clear that defender Toby Alderweired will not recover for the match and stayed in London.
The story is not on the side of Tottenham at the footsteps of Botisha. Londoners have won only once in eight tours – 1: 0 against AC Milan in the 1/8-final of the 2011 Champions League. In the other matches they have three draws and four losses.
Whether this bad series will continue is yet to be learned tonight.