Juventus’s Champions League quarterfinal defeat by a young Ajax Amsterdam side last month was more than just a shock result – it was a footballing lesson for the team which has dominated Serie A this season.
Much has been made of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium but Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said his side has no fears about playing there when the clubs meet in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.
Manchester United is without a host of first-team stars for its Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, with the likes of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera again missing out.
Atletico Madrid has taken a huge advantage in their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, earning a 2-0 home win thanks to late goals from Uruguayan defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin.
Harry Kane said that the manner of Tottenham’s performance in the 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Tuesday night was the latest evidence his team can live with Europe’s best and should fire the belief that it can progress deep into the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in hot form and gunning for revenge going into Tuesday's Champions League clash against Valencia after seeing red against the Spaniards in the away leg, with Juventus needing a draw in Turin to book its ticket to the knockout rounds of the European competition.