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      30.08.2018 20:30 - in: Champions League S

      Group H opponents: Stats & Facts

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      Getting to know Manchester United, Valencia CF and BSC Young Boys in more detail

      MANCHESTER UNITED

      One of the most prestigious clubs in world football alongside Juventus, Manchester United will play the Bianconeri in the Champions League for the first time in 15 years.

      United have won Europe's biggest prize a total of three times in their history: in 1968, 1999 and most recently in 2008. It's set to be an emotional return to Old Trafford for Cristiano Ronaldo, who could play against the team that he represented between 2003 and 2009, and for whom he also scored in their 2008 UEFA Champions League final victory. The Red Devils reached this year's edition of the tournament by finishing second in last season's English Premier League.

      Juventus and United have met each other 12 times in competitive matches with an even record between the two so far. Juve have five wins, as do United, in addition to two draws. The Bianconeri's last Champions League victory against Manchester United came in December 1997, with Filippo Inzaghi scoring the game's only goal in a 1-0 win in Turin.

      VALENCIA CF

      Juventus and Valencia have never faced one another before in history, but that all changes thanks to today's Champions League draw.

      There will be a return to the Mestalla Stadium, however, for Joao Cancelo who was on the club's books for four years before making the switch to Turin this summer. 

      Valencia's best ever Champions League campaigns came in 2000 and 2001, as they reached two consecutive finals, in which they lost out to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively.

      Los Che qualified for the 2018/19 edition by finishing comfortably in fourth place in La Liga. This is their 11th Champions League campaign, with only Real Madrid and Barcelona representing Spain more times in Europe's elite competition.

      BSC YOUNG BOYS

      Whilst Juventus and Young Boys have never faced each other in competitive action, they have played one another in three friendly matches.

      The first meeting was in the 1966 Coppa delle Alpi friendly tournament with Juve winning 2-0, before another match in the same competition in 1968 saw Young Boys triumph 3-1. The most recent game came in December 2007 ended a 1-1 draw in Switzerland, with Juve's goal scored by Ruben Olivera.

      Juventus have won five of their six previous Champions League matches against Swiss teams, whilst Young Boys become the fifth club from Switzerland to participate in the modern Champions League after Grasshopper, Basel, Thun and Zurich.

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