The best attack of the world will face the best defence. This sentence describes the game between Barcelona and Juventus in the best possible way.
Tonight in Torino we're going to witness the rematch of 2015 Finals and Juve will finally have a chance to get even with the Spanish team.
The five-time consecutive, Italian champions have the toughest challenge ahead of themselves in this year's Champions League. Gianluigi Buffon and the boys will face Barcelona's magical trio up front Lionel Messi Luis Suarez and Neymar.
The MSN trio scored 90 goals this season and 18 of them were in Champions League.
Buffon was speaking about them in the press conference yesterday.
''I don't want to disrespect the other Barcelona players, but when you have players like Neymar, Messi, and Suárez up front it's difficult not to focus on their attack. They help each other, they make assists for each other, they enjoy playing together and they play for the team, so everything is very difficult for their opponents. My kids love Messi and Neymar, but I'm happy because it means they have a good taste.''
But the Italian side has strengths of their own.
During this competition Juventus conceded only two goals and in previous eight Champions League matches this season, they kept clean sheets six times.
In the last 5 matches in all competitions, Juve has three wins one draw and one defeat. Barcelona has three wins and two losses, last one from Malaga this weekend.
The home team has no problems with injured or missing players, while Sergio Busquets is suspended for this match because he reached the yellow card limit against Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar, Ivan Rakitic, and Gerard Pique are endangered because they are a yellow card away from one match suspension.
Arda Turan is highly doubtful for tonight's match.
Massimiliano Allegri Juventus coach has only one win against Barcelona in the nine matches.
In the last three head-to-head matches, both teams have won once, but the most important match was won by Barcelona, as we said earlier in the Champions League finals in 2015.
Luis Enrique spoke about that match, saying that many things were changed since then.
''There are a few different players compared to the Berlin final. Juve are still a great team, but I cannot say if they are better or worse than two years ago. I have great memories of that final, but this game is completely different. Both sides are definitely confident about their chances. I certainly don't need to motivate players for a quarter-final against a team like Juventus.''
Barcelona has won 23 of their last 29 matches in the Champions League and they scored at least two goals in 24 of their last 30 matches.
Opposite to this efficiency is Juventus game. In the last 5 out of 6 of their games, we saw under 2.5 goals.
We predict that this game is going to be a hard one. If Juve manages to impose their own tempo we are sure that no more than two goals will happen in this match.
That development of situation is less possible for us.
Despite the fact that Barcelona recently hasn't played very well, they are the favorites in this match and we think that the Spanish side will prevail tonight. Our prediction is Barcelona wins and that they will score 2 or more goals.