ACT THREE: Tonight will be the officialy third match between Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen. Both sides have a win a-piece, with the Bianconeri winning 4-0 in Turin back in November 2001, whilst Leverkusen came out on top in Germany with a 3-1 victory in March 2002.
THE OLD LADY VS. GERMAN TEAMS: Juventus have not won any of the last four matches against German teams in the Champions League (one draw, three defeats), having already equaled their worst streak against these opponents dating back to the period between October 2000-April 2013.
BAYER 2 FROM 10: Bayer Leverkusen have won only two of their 10 Champions League matches against Italian teams (four defeats, four draws); none of their wins came away from home (two defeats, three draws).
JUVE AT HOME: The Bianconeri have lost only one of their last 21 home games in the group stage of the Champions League ,(12 wins, eight draws), a 1-2 defeat by Man Utd last season. In this streak Juve have kept a clean sheet 13 times.
BAYER AWAY FROM HOME: Leverkusen remained unbeaten in all of their last five Champions League away games, (one win, four draws). The last away defeat dates back to November 2015 against Roma.
KEEPING POSSESSION: Bayer Leverkusen recorded 78% of possession in their 2-1 defeat against Lokomotiv Moscow, the most for a team in a single Champions League match since Bayern Munich against Arsenal in February 2014 (78.8%) .
CR7 AND GERMAN SIDES: Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 26 goals in 24 matches against German teams in the Champions League - no player has done better against teams from the same nation - similar to Lionel Messi against English opponents (26 goals); this will be his first match against Leverkusen in the tournament.
TOP PASS: The three players who completed the most passes in the first match of the group stage of this Champions League season all play for Bayer Leverkusen: Sven Bender (121), Jonathan Tah (107) and Charles Aránguiz (103).