UEFA Champions League 2016-17 – Juventus vs FC Porto Live Streaming: The mid-week clashes in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 are all set to roll on tonight after a nail-biting encounter unfolded between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain last week. We are quite assured that a goal fest of that sort is definitely not going to happen in this week’s UCL matches, but in football, you never know as we have an interesting battle on your hand with Italian champions Juventus ready to take on FC Porto in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. And as we build up to that encounter we bring up the live streaming details and the TV guide of the match alongside the match preview
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Juventus vs FC Porto Match Preview
Juventus are deservedly the Italian champions and they are showing that with some dominant performances against the big names as well as the minnows both in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 and the Italian Serie A. In the last 9 matches they have played, Juventus haven’t lost a single one and the highlight of this winning streak lies in the fact that they beat AC Milan 2-1 on their home soil. It was a hard fought controversial win but in the end they managed to hold on to the win and established their position at the top of the table in the Serie A. In the UCL as well, they have been in sublime form and that was quite evident in the first leg of the Juventus vs FC Porto encounter which took place in Portugal. Juventus won it comfortably with the scoreline reading 2-0 in favor of the visitors. And as it stands they are in a very good position to go through to the next round comfortably.
On the other hand, FC Porto are in a spot of bother as they need to clear the 0-2 deficit as they lost their home match. A 2-0 scoreline in their favor is a must for them in order to take the match into the extra-time. And for that, they need to be at their best against such a strong side like Juventus which they should be aware. They simply cannot afford to miss the chances that they will get and an early goal will be something that the Portuguese will be looking forward to. In fact, they can take inspiration from the Barca vs PSG encounter in the last week where Barcelona did the unthinkable. However, when asked about that in the press conference, The FC Porto manager had some other ideas as he has been quoted saying, “Are we inspired by Barcelona’s comeback against Paris Saint-Germain? It’s different; we have a different game and a different opponent.” However, all the fans of football across the world will surely be upbeat to witness yet another comeback which looks an impossibility for the time being.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Juventus vs FC Porto Team News
Juventus will be boosted by the comeback of Mario Mandzukic in the attacking third and Juan Cuadrado in the midfield. However, Massimiliano Allegri might just be forced to rest his trusted defender Giorgio Chiellini and midio Claudio Marchisio. Chiellini missed the match against AC Milan reportedly due to a muscle injury which has been rendered as not too much of a serious one. And there are chances that they might start for the Italian champions. So as of now, we need to wait for the start of the match to see the playing eleven. Other than this, nothing much has been reported regarding the injuries in the team and Allegri will be tempted to field the best possible eleven in front of the home crowd.
One notable absentee in the FC Porto team is going to be Alex Telles who has been suspended after he got the marching orders in the first leg of the Juventus vs FC Porto tie in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. For FC Porto, Jesus Corona and Hector Herrera will make a comeback to the playing eleven although they were doubtful starters for the match. So it will be really interesting to see whether FC Porto manages to overturn the first leg deficit and make a miraculous turnaround to reach the next round in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17, very much like what FC Barcelona did last week.
Juventus (probable line-up): Gianluigi Buffon, Chiellini, Barzagli, Alex Sandro, Stephan Lichsteiner, Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain
FC Porto (probable line-up): Iker Casillas, Perreira, Marcano, Felipe, Niguel Layun, Ruben Neves, Brahimi, Hector Herrera, Danilo Perreira, Andre Silva and Tiquinho
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Juventus vs FC Porto Match Prediction
The upcoming second leg of the Juventus vs FC Porto encounter is definitely going to be an exciting one, and we predict that the match will end in the 90 minutes. FC Porto will put up a valiant effort surely, but Juventus will go through to the next round as we predict that Juventus will win the match with a 2-1 scoreline. In aggregate, the match will end up 4-1 in favor of the Italian champions.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Juventus vs FC Porto Match details
Date: March 14, 2017
Time: 01:15 AM IST (next day); 07:45 PM GMT
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Italy
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Juventus vs FC Porto Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The Juventus vs FC Porto encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 will be telecasted live on Ten 1 in India, on Bt Sport 3 in the UK and on Fox Sports 2 USA in the USA.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available in India on Ten Sports Live. In the UK, the live streaming will be available on BT Sport Live Streaming while in the USA, it will be available on Fox Sports Go.
The FC Porto vs Juventus encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 is bound to be one of the most exciting encounters. And we hope that you manage to keep track of that with the telecast guide and live streaming details that we have provided. Also, feel free to share your voice regarding the match as we are keen to listen to your words.