The Champions League is finally back! Yesterday, the most beautiful of European competitions started with two gala posters, namely FC Barcelona-Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig-Liverpool. It continues this Wednesday with in particular the clash between FC Porto and Juventus Turin at 9 p.m. at the Estadio do Dragão. And for this prestigious meeting, the two coaches have planned to take out the heavy artillery in order to take a good option during this first leg.
Arrived on the bianconero bench this season, Andrea Pirlo will have to compose without several elements including Bonucci and Dybala. The Italian technician should bet on a 4-4-2. This is in any case what a large part of the Italian press ensures this Wednesday. In the cages, no surprise since Szczesny will start. In front of him, the defensive quartet will a priori be composed of Alex Sandro, Chiellini, De Ligt and Danilo, from left to right.
CR7 expected in Portugal
In the midfield, McKennie, Rabiot, Betancur and Chiesa have a good chance of being lined up together at kick-off. All will try to support the attacking duo composed of Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo, awaited with firm footing for his return to his native country, Portugal, this Wednesday evening. Opposite, Sérgio Conceição will try to thwart the plans of the Old Lady. For this, the former FC Nantes coach should offer a 4-3-3 with Agustin Marchesin to defend Porto’s goals.
To help him in this difficult mission, Zaidu, the experienced Pepe, Mbemba and Manafà will be on the bridge. In an attempt to win the middle battle, Uribe and Sergio Oliveira will play alongside Otavio. Finally, the offensive trident should be the following: Luis Diaz-Corona-Taremi. The latter will be in peak. Here is what the two starting eleven should look like this Wednesday evening during a meeting that promises to be particularly exciting.