Spurs look to take down mighty Juventus

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Spurs vs Juventus

Tottenham Hotspur will fancy their chances of overcoming Juventus in their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie when the teams meet at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, 7 March 2018, kick-off at 21h45.

The first leg in Turin on February 13 ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw, with Spurs fighting back from being two goals down – a quick-fire brace in the opening 10 minutes by Gonzalo Higuain – thanks to strikes from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.

This leaves the English side very much in control of the tie, though manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that they will not play defensively and look to lean on the two away goals they already have in the bag.

Juve will need to produce a powerful attacking performance away from home if they are to come through this tie, though a club of their pedigree can never be written off and coach Max Allegri has masterminded his way out of tighter spots than this.

Both sides come into the game in good form: Spurs defeated Huddersfield 2-0 on Saturday thanks to a brace from Son Heung-Min – who may well force his way into the starting XI after being a substitute in the first match against the Italians – while Juve won a clutch Serie A fixture 1-0 at Lazio to keep up their title hopes.

In head-to-head stats, this will be just the third meeting of the teams, with a 2-0 win for Tottenham in August last year followed by the 2-2 thriller between the pair last month.

Recent form, all competitions, latest results first

Spurs W W W D D
Juve W W W D W

Head-to-head, all competitions

Matches played 2
Spurs wins 1
Juve wins 0
Draws 1
Spurs goals 4
Juve goals 2