Juventus could secure top spot in Champions League Group H with a win over Manchester United at the Allianz Stadium tonight (Wednesday).
The Old Lady’s 1-0 triumph in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford saw them maintain their 100% start to the group, and even a point in Turin would secure their place in the last 16.
Beaten finalists in 2015 and 2017, the Bianconeri have not been crowned champions of Europe since 1996 and seem more determined than ever to break that duck having brought in arguably the competition’s greatest player ever in Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Allegri’s side have only been beaten twice in their 34 European outings at the stadium and have not lost at home to an English club since United’s last visit in 2003.
Mourinho’s side have conceded just four goals in those last 10 European away games, which is in stark contrast to their defensive record in the Premier League, where they have kept only one clean sheet so far this season.
Juve may have only managed one goal at Old Trafford last month, but United will know that any mistakes at the back – which have occurred worryingly regularly – will be ruthlessly exposed by a team containing the Champions League’s all-time leading goalscorer.