This is Dinamo’s sixth Champions League campaign, but have failed to qualify from the group stage in all five previous attempts.
They did, however, pick up all three points in their first UCL home outing last season, beating Arsenal 2-1 – a result which ended their 16-year wait for a victory in Europe’s premier club competition.
It was Dinamo’s away form that underpinned their progress throughout the Champions League qualifying rounds this season, as they saw off FK Vardar, Dinamo Tbilisi and FC Salzburg en route to Group H.
Tuesday’s match against Juventus represents the first time that they have faced Italian opponents since locking horns with Parma in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup second round, winning 1-0 at home before going out 2-1 on aggregate.
You have to go even further back to recall the Croatian capital outfit’s last meeting with the Bianconeri themselves, namely a Coppa delle Fiere quarter-final in 1966-67 won by Dinamo over two legs, while Juve got the upper hand of a double-legged Mitropa Cup tie five years beforehand.