Three Things to Look Forward to as Juventus Host Tottenham in the Champions League

The biggest club competition in football is set to return tonight with a tie of the highest quality as Italian champions Juventus take on Premier League side Tottenham in Turin in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie.


Massimiliano Allegri's side will start as favorites, having reached the final of the competition twice in the last three seasons, however, they should expect their north London opposition to push them till the end. Here, we take a look at three things to look forward to in this game.

3. Time for Higuain to Deliver When it Matters

The Argentina has his critics but one thing no one can deny is that he is a pure goalscorer who can hurt Tottenham. Higuain, despite a dip in form earlier this season, has scored 18 goals in all competitions, with six of those coming in his last four matches.


With Paulo Dybala ruled out through injury, Higuain must be the man who must step up and lead the Old Lady to a first leg triumph.

2. Can the Juventus defence stop Kane?

Massimiliano Allegti's side boast some of the toughest defenders in Europe in the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Medhi Benatia but they will be in for a tough test as they take on hotshot Harry Kane who has 32 goals in all competitions this season.


The England international recently was termed as a complete striker by Juventus' Sami Khedira and he will be hoping to prove that by giving his side a first leg lead.

1. A tactical battle on the cards

Both Allegri and Pochettino are known to be tactically shrewd and will be looking to negate each other's lineups, something that could lead to a fascinating battle on the pitch, with both sides excellent in both defence and attack.


Overall, this could potentially be a cagey affair and the team who are the most clinical and deadly are likely to emerge with an advantage going into the second leg at Wembley.