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Valencia vs Juventus

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Estadio Mestalla

Date: 19th September 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

This has to be the season that Juventus finally crack the Champions League and that is a major reason why they have decided to splash the cash on Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

The Portuguese legend has been the leading goal scorer in this competition for the past six years, and he has won the competition 4 times in the last five years.

Winning it yet again this season would be a massive statement, and you can only fool yourself if you think Ronaldo is finished.

Valencia return to the Champions League after impressively finishing fourth in the La Liga last season.

Their return to the competition has helped them to make some good new signings, but they have been underwhelming so far this season.

The Spaniards come into this game off the back of 4 games without a win, so their chances of matching Manchester United and Juventus in this group doesn’t look very good at the moment.

Juventus have set the pace in Serie A with four wins from four and while they are favourites to win their fifth straight league and cup double again, they will be hoping to go further in the Champions League than they did when they reached the 2015 and 2017 finals.

Ronaldo has scored his first pair of goals for the Old Ladies and that is a huge positive for them ahead of this match with Los Che.

Five of Juventus’ last six defeats in the Champions League have been inflicted by Spanish teams – two defeats against Real Madrid and Barcelona, and the other against Sevilla.

Despite the above statistic, Juventus travel to the Mestalla as odds-on favourites to get their first win of their 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League campaign.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Valencia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Levante 2-2 Valencia 2 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Espanyol 2-0 Valencia 26 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Valencia 1-1 Atletico Madrid 20 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Everton 2-3 Valencia 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly
D Leicester City 1-1 Valencia 1 Aug, 2018 Friendly

Juventus

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Parma 1-2 Juventus 1 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Juventus 2-0 Lazio 25 Aug, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Chievo Verona 2-3 Juventus 18 Aug, 2018 Italian Serie A
L Real Madrid 3-1 Juventus 5 Aug, 2018 International Champions Cup
W MLS All-Stars 1-1 Juventus 2 Aug, 2018 Major League Soccer

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