10.12.2017 12:00 - in: UCL S

      Preview: UCL Round of 16 Draw

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      Juve enters Monday's UCL Round of 16 draw with a 66% chance of facing an English Premier League squad

      Having secured their passage to the Champions League knockout round for the fourth straight season with last Tuesday night's 2-0 win at Olympiacos, the Bianconeri turn their sights to Monday's draw which will determine the match-ups in the round of 16.

      Here is who the Bianconeri can face:


      Will Juventus #ComeToBesiktas? We'll find out Monday! The Bianconeri have never faced the Turkish club in UEFA competition before and, following an off-season of splash signings, Besiktas are in the knockout round for the first time. 

      Besiktas have only won once in 13 matches against Italian teams in European competition with three draws and nine losses. 

      Liverpool FC

      Juventus have faced Liverpool six times in European competition with the most recent match-up coming in the 2005 UCL quarter-finals won by Liverpool en route to their Champions League title.

      The English club scored 23 goals in the UCL group stage which is the second-most behind PSG, while Massimiliano and Jurgen Klopp have faced off recently when Juve and Borussia Dortmund battled in the 2014/15 campaign.

      Manchester City

      The possible opponent that Juve has faced most recently, the Bianconeri and Sky Blue battled in the 2015/16 UCL group stage with Juventus winning 2-1 in Manchester and 1-0 in Turin.

      Of course, things are much different now for this Manchester City side as in the second year of Pep Guardiola's management, City are flying high atop the Premier League with a stunning 14-1-0 record entering the weekend.

      Manchester United

      An old foe dating back decades, Juventus and Manchester United have amazingly not met in the Champions League since 2003 and haven't met in the knockout round since the 1999 semi-finals. 

      United have won three out of the last four meetings between the teams with the last Bianconeri win coming in December 1997. 

      All-time the balance is equal between the sides with five wins each and two draws in 12 encounters.

      Paris Saint-Germain

      Another long-time European foe that the Bianconeri have not faced in decades, Paris Saint-Germain flew through the group stage in stunning fashion, winning their first five group-stage matches by a combined scoreline of 24-1 before slipping up 3-1 at Bayern Munich last week. Their 25 goals scored are a Champions League group-stage record.

      Juve have not faced PSG in European competition since the 1997 European Super Cup won 9-2 on aggregate by the Bianconeri. The sides faced off in this year's pre-season with Juventus coming out on top 3-2 in Miami. 

      The Bianconeri are unbeaten all-time in European competition against the Parisians with a 6-2-0 record. 


      Tottenham Hostpur are in the Champions League knockout round for the second time and Juventus have never faced the English club in European competition before.

      The Bianconeri battled Spurs in pre-season this year with Tottenham coming out on top at Wembley, though a round of 16 encounter would certainly hold more intensity. 

      Spurs impressively finished top of perhaps the toughest UCL group, including Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL. Tottenham is 5-6-4 all-time against Italian competition in Europe and joins Besiktas, Barcelona and Liverpool as sides who went unbeaten in the group stage. 

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