GOOD EVENING FROM PORTO
Welcome to our live coverage of the Champions League last 16 clash between Porto and Juventus at the Dragao Stadium.
Juve have high hopes for this season’s European competition but are facing a daunting task against the reigning Portuguese champions.
Manager Andrea Pirlo will be without Juan Cuadrado, who picked up a muscle injury during Saturday’s defeat to Napoli.
Cuadrado is set to be replaced by former Porto star Danilo at right-back – the ex-Manchester City ace’s old team-mate at the Dragons Alex Sandro is likely to start at left-back.
Arthur has also been left out of the squad list as he suffered a leg injury and Pirlo will have to make a late assessment regarding Paulo Dybala and ex-Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey’s fitness as they are still nursing a knee and muscle knock respectively.
However, it is not all doom and gloom for the reigning Italian champions as Leonardo Bonucci seems set to return to the starting line-up after recovering from a muscle injury and will link up with either Matthijs de Ligt or legendary partner Giorgio Chiellini at centre-back.
Porto manager Sergio Conceicao is also dealing with various injury blows as Zaidu Sanusi is dealing with a muscle problem and Nanu is still recovering after a shock spine injury and concussion he suffered two weeks ago against Belenenses – Otavio is also out with a muscle injury of his own
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