The English team will try to impose their home advantage and the 2-2 draw in Turin to qualify for the quarterfinals. The team to beat?, the last finalist of the Champions League led by the Argentines Higuain and Dybala.
After the dizzying and changing first leg in Turin, Tottenham and Juventus meet again, this Wednesday in Wembley, in search of a ticket to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
Gonzalo Higuain was the main protagonist in the first match when he scored two goals and missed a penalty, which could have meant a 3-0 lapidary on the scoreboard. Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen signed the tie and the Spurs finished as dominators in that game on Italian soil.
The advantage? By the overall score, from the statistics, seems to lean towards the English side: because 83% of the teams that drew away from home 2-2 in the first leg of a Champions League tie went on to the next round ( 10 of 12).
Other information provided by Opta:
-In the first match, Tottenham became the first team to overcome a difference of two goals in the Allianz Stadium since Juve played there (2011).
-The Mauricio Pochettino squad are one of the three undefeated teams in this edition of the UCL, along with Barcelona and Liverpool.
– The English side won their last four matches at Wembley in the Champions League, their best home streak in the competition – including White Hart Lane. The Spurs also converted exactly three goals in each of those games.
-The Spurs didn’t score a goal in one of their last six meetings at Wembley in the Champions League.
-Juve lost just one of their last seven away games in the Champions League qualifiers (3 wins and the same amount of draws 3E), leaving their goal in zero in the last three.
-78% of the goals of Juventus in this edition of the Champions League came in the first or last 15 minutes of the match (seven of nine).
-La Vecchia Signora reached the final of the UCL in two of the last three seasons while Tottenham only reached the quarterfinals once, specifically in the 2010/11 season.
-Harry Kane participated directly in 53% of the Spurs’ goals in this edition of the Champions League, achieving seven goals and two assists. The English striker scored nine goals in his first nine Champions League matches and is now the fastest player to convert nine.
-Dele Alli attended four of the Spurs’ last seven goals in the Champions League. The English playmaker caused the foul that ended in the goal of Eriksen’s draw in the first leg.
-Gonzalo Higuain scored four goals in his last four matches in the Champions League, twice as much as in his previous 24 matches in this phase (two).
-Gianluigi Buffon is one to achieve his No. 50 match without conceding goals in the Champions League. Only two goalkeepers add up: Iker Casillas (55) and Edwin van der Sar (50).
Juventus: Buffon; From Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Dybala; Higuain.
Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Davinson Sánchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele, Eriksen; Lamela, Dele Alli and Kane.