Suddenly, as it looks to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Juventus faces quite a bit of adversity. There are injuries to three of the club's most important players. Their most valuable midfielder isn't healthy. Their leading goal scorer isn't healthy. From an outsider's view, things aren't looking so good for Juventus against Bayern Munich.
Oh, and the game is also being played in Germany.
So, yeah, things have been better this season.
Still, Juventus takes the Allianz Arena field tonight looking to overcome these massive and unfortunate bumps in the road and advance to the Champions League quarterfinals for the second straight season. The aggregate scoreline is at 2-2, but with Bayern having a pair of away goals from the game three weeks ago in Turin, Juventus will almost certainly have to win the second leg outright if they want to move on.
But, without Dybala, without Marchisio, without Chiellini, that task has gotten even tougher. And even though Bayern are also dealing with injuries, they haven't slowed down the German giants' train all that much. Whether these Juventus injuries will truly have a big of an impact as many folks think they will is obviously still to be seen. That's why they play the game, right? Right.
Scheduled kickoff time: Wednesday, March 16, 2016; 8:45 p.m. local time in Italy (and Europe); 7:45 p.m. in England; 3:45 p.m. on the East Coast; 2:45 p.m. Central; 12:45 p.m. on the West Coast
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
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