In the third round of Group D, Juventus come up against an in-form Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.
Two teams with mediocre starts to their respective seasons go head to head in Turin tonight, but in Europe Juventus have been the strongest and have won the two games they have played. Mönchengladbach on the other hand were outplayed versus Sevilla and very unlucky against Manchester City and haven't managed to gather any points so far. Even though "Die Fohlen" from Rhine-Westphalia are in need of points, it's not imperative for them, as they have two games at home out of the remaining three.
Two very similar teams with Juventus probably deploying Paul Pogba at central midfield, while Mönchengladbach's similar talent Granit Xhaka is probably in the starting eleven for the Germans, albeit his injury last week,. The goalkeepers of both teams are very good ones as well, with Buffon and Sommer both being seen as world class.
Moreover, Juventus and Borussia Mönchengladbach are quite alike in style as well. Italian teams are known for being disciplined defensively, as is the case most times with Juventus. Mönchengladbach is also a team that can defend, even though they are yet to show that this season with 16 goals conceded so far in Bundesliga. Last season, however, Borussia did very well defensively and kept clean sheet after clean sheet, something that caretaker Schubert will want to do again.
Although their start to the Bundesliga campaign hasn't gone according to plan, caretaker manager André Schubert has turned things around at the Borussia-Park after Favre's resignation and have led the team to four straight wins. Juventus form in the Serie A is mediocre. After having started their Serie A campaign horribly they have pulled themselves together and have managed to grab a few points here and there. It is obviously not good enough for a club like Juventus, but it's a start.
Similar teams, similar players, similar strengths and a German team in good form. This could get interesting. Be sure to watch the game at 8.45 PM (CET), it will be a highly phenomenal match.
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