Preview: Juventus – Sporting

during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Juventus and Olympiakos Piraeus at Juventus Stadium on September 27, 2017 in Turin, Italy.

Juventus are currently third in Group D and they will receive the visit of Sporting, who are sitting on the second position. Both teams have three points after the first two rounds, with the Portuguese team having a better goal difference.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Juventus suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Lazio in Serie A at the weekend and their manager Max Allegri will be demanding an immediate response from his players as a win in this match would give them an edge in the race for 2nd place.

Juventus have won 5 of their last 6 home games in the Champions League, including a 3-0 victory against Barcelona in April, with Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scoring twice in the opening 22 minutes.

Juventus have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 12 home games in the Champions League, while Sporting Lisbon have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 away games in the competition.

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Sporting Lisbon have won only 1 of their last 5 fixtures in all competitions, but they have been outstanding on the road this season, winning 6 of their 7 away matches and scoring an average of more than 3 goals per game.

Sporting Lisbon have lost 6 of their last 8 away games in the Champions League, but they did win their last 2, a 5-1 win against FCSB followed by a 3-2 win against Olympiakos.

 

Missing players

Juventus: M. De Sciglio (ankle injury), B. Howedes (thigh injury), C. Marchisio (injury)

Sporting:

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