Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Turin hoping to make it four wins in a row in all competitions when they face Italian giants Juventus on Tuesday.
The German side, boosted by Marco Reus’ contract extension, will hope to continue their impressive Champions League form where they scored an astonishing 14 goals in the group stage, disposing Anderlecht, Galatasaray and Arsenal in an impressive form.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s has been the pillar behind their wonderful recent form this year with a hot scoring streak of four goals in three games and the striker will hope to add to his scoring tally against the Italian giants.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri’s side have not lost in Serie A since losing to Genoa in October and currently boast a nine point advantage at the top of the table, looking for a fourth consecutive league title.
The hosts welcomed back the influential Arturo Vidal to training at the weekend following a minor injury and Klopp will hope Erik Durm, Jakub laszczykowski, Mats Hummels and Jeremy Dudziak will recover from their recent flu bugs.
18 years ago these two sides met in the final of the competition where Dortmund ran out 3-1 winners and a repeat performance for the Germans will strengthen the resolve to beat the drop even more.
KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Dortmund 3 VS Juventus 1; Champions League, May 1997
Juventus 1 VS Dortmund 2; Champions League, November 1995
Dortmund 1 Vs Juventus 3; Champions League, September 1995
Juventus are looking to reach only their second quarter final in this competition since 2006.
The Bianconeri have lost just once in their last 15 European home fixtures at their new stadium.
The Italians have won 14 times against Bundesliga clubs at home, drawing two and losing five.
Dortmund have won five of their previous seven Champions League away clashes but have won just four times in 14 attempts in Italy, last winning in the 2008/9 season.