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Friday, 16 November, 2018

Juve set to strike on break in Lisbon

Juan Cuadrado and Juventus celebrate a goal against Spal
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BT Sport Extra, 7.45pm Tuesday

Sporting have acquitted themselves well in a tough group but their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages are likely to disappear with a loss to Juventus in Lisbon.

The Portuguese side suffered narrow defeats at home to Barcelona (1-0) and away to Juve (2-1) and need a victory over the Serie A champions to get back into contention.


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Juve’s campaign got off to a poor start with a 3-0 loss away to Barcelona and they have not looked at their best in home victories over Olympiakos (2-0) and Sporting.

However, the Italians came on strong in the second half against Sporting and merited the result after winning the shot count 17-4.

Juve are slowly working their way into the tournament and it should suit them that the onus is on Sporting to throw men forward and push for the victory.

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Team news

Sporting Lisbon Cristiano Piccini and Jeremy Mathieu are injured while William Carvalho is doubtful.

Juventus Defenders Benedikt Howedes and Mehdi Benatia are injured.

Key stat

Juventus have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight games.


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