Juventus will lock horns with PSG in the final group stage encounter of the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 at the Allianz Stadium in Italy. The Group H clash will kick off at 1:30 AM IST on November 3.
The hosts have had an underwhelming campaign so far, both domestically and in European competitions.
In Serie A, Juventus find themselves in an unfamiliar seventh position with 22 points in 12 games, winning six, drawing four and losing two.
Even though they have the best defensive record in the league with only seven goals conceded, Massimiliano Allegri’s men have been feeble in front of goal, scoring just 18.
The situation in UCL is not great either. Juventus have lost four group stage games for the first time in their history, including a shock 2-0 defeat against Maccabi Haifa last month.
As a result, they’ve failed to make it to the round of 16 of the UCL for the first time since the 2013-14 edition.
Moreover, things can go from bad to worse for the hosts if they lose to PSG and Maccabi Haifa manage to get a point against Benfica in the other group fixture. In that case, Juventus’ campaign in Europe will come to a complete close this season.
On the other hand, PSG have been in terrific form and are unbeaten across all competitions so far, with 11 wins and two draws in 13 Ligue 1 fixtures in addition to three victories and two ties in five Champions League matches.
They have the best offensive and defensive numbers in the French top flight, scoring 36 while letting in only eight.
Although they have qualified for the round of 16 in UCL, a win in this clash will ensure the top spot in the group.
Nonetheless, Juventus’ defence will face a stern test from PSG’s lethal trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, who have scored a staggering 43 goals between them in all competitions.
Juventus vs PSG head-to-head
The two teams have been drawn into the same Champions League group for the first time in the tournament’s history.
PSG won the previous group stage fixture 2-1 when the two teams clashed in September. Mbappe notched a brace before Juve’s Weston McKennie bagged a consolation goal.
However, the two sides squared off in the UEFA Cup 1992-93 semi-final, where Juventus won on away goals, eventually clinching the trophy.
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