We already know Juventus will have two more games added to their schedule next month. That’s the benefit of adding to the Champions League quarterfinals. We know that if Juventus continues to progress in the two tournament-style competitions it is currently competing in, then there will games added on. And when it comes to the Champions League, you want games added on until the domestic season is considered a wrap and a trophy has been hoisted above Gigi Buffon’s head at Juventus Stadium.
Now we get to find out who Juventus will be playing in those first two added games.
The Champions League quarterfinal draw has arrived, boys and girls. The usual glitz and glam and talking of random UEFA-affiliated people will take place as it always does. We will all want to yell at our computers or televisions because of it. But then they will reach their hands into a couple of bowls and pull names out of them. That will determine of Juve faces next month as they try to get to the Champions League semifinals for the second time in Max Allegri’s three seasons in charge.
Here’s who Juventus can face:
Okay, idiot. What are the seven teams Juventus can face in the quarterfinals?
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Bayern München (GER)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Leicester City (ENG)
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
We’ve already laid out a power ranking of Juventus’ seven potential opponents. Pretty much all of the European giants you’d expect to be there are there as well as Cinderella still having a ticket to the ball even as its domestic season in England tries to end in anything other than being relegated down to the Championship.
Who will Juventus end up facing next month? Well, we’re going to find out soon enough. Unfortunately it’s going to be after some terrible banter and even worse jokes with forced laughter. But hey, at least Juventus are here and hearing their name called in the Champions League draw and not the one taking part a little while after, so there’s that.
Location: Nyon, Switzerland
Kick-off time: 12 p.m. local time in Switzerland; 11 a.m. in the United Kingdom; 7 a.m. on the East Coast; 4 a.m. on the West Coast
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